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Personalized Labels

Advances in DNA sequencing, and a thirst for biostatistics and bioinformatics… the era of genetics is truly upon us – and increasingly found on our drug labels, with a growing number incorporating pharmacogenomic information (1). According to a group of regulatory experts who recently reviewed the labels of all 517 medicinally products centrally approved in the EU until August 2014, the next challenge is to assess how such information will be used to improve drug therapy and patient outcomes.

“Almost 15 percent of medicine labels examined contained pharmacogenomic information that directly impacts patient treatment. One of the aims of our study was to address how prevalent pharmacogenomics labeling is in Europe at the moment,” says Falk Ehmann, lead author of the study and scientific secretariat of the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Pharmacogenomics Working Party.

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