Pharmacogenomics of Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse, 2012 Edition

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Amitava Dasgupta is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School. Loralie Langman is an Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Description

Pharmacogenomics is the basis of personalized medicine, which is said to be the medicine of the future. The same pharmacogenomics principles that are applicable for therapeutic drugs are also applicable for drugs of abuse. Understanding genetic variation in alcohol response is vital for professionals involved in alcohol rehabilitation programs. Pharmacogenomics can supplement traditional therapeutic drug monitoring, potentially predicting correct dosage before initiation of the drug therapy.

Pharmacogenomics of Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse focuses on how pharmacogenomic principles are applied to alcohol and drug testing and treatment and discusses the role of the clinical laboratory in the practice of personalized medicine. With contributions from a range of experts, the book presents the genetic aspects of alcohol metabolism and other drugs including marijuana, cocaine, and amphetamine. In addition to the basic aspects pharmacogenomics, the book addresses slate and trait markers of drugs of abuse so readers not only become familiarized with this timely topic, but also consider setting appropriate biomarker tests in their clinical laboratory.

Key features

  • Focuses on how pharmacogenomic principles are applied to alcohol and drugs testing and treatment
  • Discusses the role of the clinical laboratory in the practice of personalized medicine applicable to alcohol and drug treatment
  • Includes genetic aspects of alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and amphetamine metabolism and abuse
  • Beneficial to MRO (medical review officers) involved in interpreting results of workplace drug testing

Book details

  • Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (April 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439856117
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439856116

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