Racial and ethnic differences in response to medicines: towards individualized pharmaceutical treatment.

@article{Burroughs2002RacialAE,
  title={Racial and ethnic differences in response to medicines: towards individualized pharmaceutical treatment.},
  author={Valentine J Burroughs and Randall W Maxey and Richard A. Levy},
  journal={Journal of the National Medical Association},
  year={2002},
  volume={94 10 Suppl},
  pages={1-26}
}
It is now well documented that substantial disparities exist in the quality and quantity of medical care received by minority Americans, especially those of African, Asian and Hispanic heritage. In addition, the special needs and responses to pharmaceutical treatment of these groups have been undervalued or ignored. This article reviews the genetic factors that underlie varying responses to medicines observed among different ethnic and racial groups. Pharmacogenetic research in the past few… CONTINUE READING
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