ASHP Foundation Recognizes Clinical Implementation of PGx

The University of Illinois (UI) Personalized Medicine Program led by Dr. Edith Nutescu, is one of three finalists for the 2015 Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety, which is given by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation. The program at the UI Hospital and Health Sciences System has genotyped over 1,500 patients to help guide warfarin and clopidogrel dosing. According to Dr. Nutescu, the program has led to significant decreases in hospital readmission rates due to drug-related adverse events, while simultaneously saving UI health an estimated $600,000 annually. Read the UIC press release: Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) dosing guidelines are available for warfarin and clopidogrel. Interactive pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) pathway summaries for warfarin (PD and PK) and clopidogrel (PK and PD ) are also available on PharmGKB.

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