When prescribing for pain medication or antidepressants, the prescriber will prescribe drug A, and if that doesn’t work then they will prescribe drug B, and if that doesn’t work, they go on to drug C. This type of therapy approach could increase the likelihood of pain and suffering due to side effects or
delay of effectiveness of medication for their condition. Pharmacists have extensive training of how drugs work in the body, and PGx testing allows pharmacists to maximize their drug knowledge to help the patient reach relief from the condition they are trying to manage. Ultimately this is highly
personalized medication management.