Two New Medication Insight Reports for 23andMe+ Members

May 19, 2021
Most of us have at least one genetic variant that may alter how our bodies process certain commonly prescribed medications. Yet, very few of us know about it. That’s because...
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FDA grants 23andMe clearance to offer interpretive drug information for two medications

August 18, 2020
The FDA granted 23andMe clearance to offer a pharmacogentics report on two commonly prescribed medications, one prescribed for heart conditions, and the other for depression.
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A Gut Bug, Genetics and Treating Serious Stomach Diseases

December 19, 2013
By Bertram Koelsch Do you know the bacteria H. pylori? Well, H. pylori may already know you.H. pylori, a bacterium that lives in the mucus of the stomach and tolerates...
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The Debate Over Clopidogrel Continues

January 30, 2012
Genetics impacts how quickly people metabolize the commonly prescribed anti-clotting drug clopidogrel (Plavix), but whether genetics affects cardiovascular outcomes of people taking the drug is a subject of debate.
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FDA Adds Boxed Warning to Plavix Label to Highlight Reduced Effectiveness of the Drug In Poor Metabolizers

March 15, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated the label information for the commonly used anti-clotting medication Plavix ® (clopidogrel) to stress to physicians that patients carrying certain genetic...
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Medco to Include Genetics in Comparison of Anti-Clotting Drug Effectiveness

October 28, 2009
Medco Health Solutions, Inc., announced this week that it will conduct a clinical trial to assess whether clopidogrel bisulfate (Plavix ®, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-aventis) is just as effective as...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variants May Reduce Ability of Anti-Clotting Drug Clopidogrel to Prevent a Second Heart Attack

December 23, 2008
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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