Biomarkers of drug-induced adverse events.

@article{Mendrick2008BiomarkersOD,
  title={Biomarkers of drug-induced adverse events.},
  author={Donna L. Mendrick and Kellye K. Daniels},
  journal={Expert review of clinical pharmacology},
  year={2008},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={81-91}
}
Many drugs on the market have the potential to cause undesirable side effects. Biomarkers used today, at best, diagnose an existing injury, such as cell death or abnormal functioning of an organ. More valuable would be biomarkers that could be used to prevent a patient from receiving an inappropriate drug or to identify very early signs of injury so the offending drug may be discontinued prior to overt tissue injury. Biomarkers currently used to identify drug-induced injury to the liver, heart… CONTINUE READING