FDA warns testing companies: don’t tell patients how their DNA influences response to specific drugs

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28 August 2019 - Amid a boom in genetic testing that aims to predict a person’s response to medication, the FDA has been quietly pressuring a handful of companies to stop reporting results to patients about how their genes may interact with specific drugs.

The agency’s concern? That unsupported claims about gene-drug links could be dangerous, if they spur patients to start, stop, or switch medications in ways that aren’t appropriate.

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