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Some drug labels note effect of inherited genes
USA Today

Although scientists first noticed in the 1930s that natural genetic variations caused patients to respond differently to some medications, information about pharmacogenomics didn’t appear on a drug label until 2004. Here are examples of what you will — and will not — see about inherited genes on drug labels: •6-mercaptopurine (6-MP): The first drug to carry information about pharmacogenomic testing on its label, 6-MP treats acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common childhood cancer.

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