06 Jun Personalize your Prescriptions to Prevent Adverse Drug Reactions
After a severe drug reaction that almost killed her sister but that could have easily been prevented, Amani Saini became interested in personalized medicine. Amani is fighting to bridge the gap between researchers and policy makers to make genetic testing part of the Canadian health care system.
Amani is working with the advice and support from Martin Dawes, GenXys CEO, and others to establish a non‑profit organization dedicated to preventing ADRs and using routine genetic tests in Canada. Amani’s goal is to combat one of the country’s leading, but little recognized, causes of death: Adverse Drug Reactions.
Finding safe and effective medication options for patients can be challenging and Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR) are quite common. ADRs occur when patients experience a harmful and unintended reaction to a normal dosage of a drug and kill 10,000s of Canadians each year. A personalized approach, where patient genetics and health information are used to tailor medical treatments, allows safer and more effective prescribing.
Learn more about Amani’s non‑profit organization dedicated to preventing ADRs in this article from Trek Magazine UBC.
Learn more about how to personalize your prescriptions here