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FDA: Unapproved Genetic Tests Claim to Predict Drug Response

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to Inova Genomics Laboratory for the illegal marketing of pharmacogenetic tests for predicting medication response to antidepressants, opioids, cancer therapy, anesthesia, and diabetes treatments. The warning letter describes how Inova’s MediMap tests are being falsely marketed to predict drug response to aid in making treatment decisions…

Boosting Health Info Technology Usability Requires Input From All Stakeholders

Usability challenges continue to affect health information technology (HIT), according to a viewpoint article by Raj M. Ratwani, PhD, of the MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, Georgetown University School of Medicine, in Washington, DC, and colleagues, published in JAMA. Most US hospitals and ambulatory clinicians have adopted electronic health records (EHR),…
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