Genetic Testing for Opioid Pain Management: A Primer

@inproceedings{Agarwal2017GeneticTF,
  title={Genetic Testing for Opioid Pain Management: A Primer},
  author={Deepti Agarwal and Mercy A. Udoji and Andrea M. Trescot},
  booktitle={Pain and therapy},
  year={2017}
}
Patients see their primary care physicians (PCPs) for a variety of medical conditions, chronic pain being one of the most common. An increased use of prescription medications (especially opioids) has led to an increase in adverse drug reactions and has heightened our awareness of the variability in response to medications. Opioids and other pain adjuvants are widely used, and drug-drug interactions involving these analgesics can be problematic and potentially lethal. Pharmacogenetics has… CONTINUE READING
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