Observe National Check Your Meds Day

Observe National Check Your Meds Day

You and your pharmacist should not be strangers, which is why in 2017, The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) joined forces with Consumer Reports to promote the first-ever National Check Your Meds Day. Observed every October 21, consumers are encouraged...
PGX Testing Provides Better Patient Outcomes for Physicians

PGX Testing Provides Better Patient Outcomes for Physicians

Physicians know that their patients come first. They practice and prescribe medicine in the hopes to promote health, prevent disease, relieve pain, and circumvent suffering. Unfortunately, medications don’t always act accordingly. Approximately 2 million people are...
The Power of Pharmacogenetics

The Power of Pharmacogenetics

When it comes to medication, one size doesn’t fit all. That’s because our genetic makeup influences how our body responds to certain pharmaceutical drugs. Think about it as you would an allergic reaction to food. You might enjoy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for...
What is Pharmacogenomic Testing?

What is Pharmacogenomic Testing?

Pharmacogenetics or pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes play a role in the body’s response to particular medications. Genes, which are segments of DNA inherited from your parents, contain information that dictates some of your unique traits, such as eye...