December 17, 2017

Seven Considerations when Evaluating Pharmacogenetic Testing in Workers’ Comp

While a number of variables influence how medications affect each claimant, clinical evidence suggests that genetics may influence how medication metabolizes in the body. A growing area of study, pharmacogenetics explores how inherited or acquired genetic variations may influence an individual’s response to medication therapy.

OptumWhen contemplating whether or not pharmacogenetic testing is appropriate for a workers’ compensation claimant, payers should evaluate the entire therapy regimen and are encouraged to assess seven important considerations.

 
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