CURRENT RESEARCH: Blacks with Certain Gene Need Lower Doses of Warfarin: Study

27 Aug

Image

African-Americans with a common gene variant (found in more than 40% of blacks
in the study) require about 7-9 mg less of the blood thinner warfarin per week. Genetic testing for that gene could lead to safer and more effective dosages, and is supported by the FDA — but it is expensive and not widely available in some areas

Read more at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_137524.html

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: