We talk about the field of pharmacogenomics, adverse drug reactions and the future of tailored therapy.
ADRs, which occur when patients experience a harmful and unintended reaction to a normal dosage of a drug, kill 10,000 to 22,000 Canadians each year. It’s a number that would place them anywhere between the third and fifth leading cause of death in Canada.
B.C. woman advocates for genetic testing after sister nearly dies of adverse drug reaction (Global BC)
Adverse drug reactions are the fourth leading cause of death in Canada, and a B.C. woman is trying to change that.