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Pharmacogenomics Testing and Precision Medicine

In 2018, 23andMe received FDA approval to market a pharmacogenomic test that examines eight different human genes. This test will be obtained without a doctor’s order and will give the consumer information on how he/she metabolizes 50 prescription and OTC medications. FDA is saying, “buyer beware.”

Should pharmacogenomic tests be available to consumers without a physician’s order or healthcare professional’s involvement in test interpretation?