FDA pushes back release of pharmacogenomics guidance

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The FDA has delayed the release of its Guidance for Industry on Pharmacogenomic Data Submissions from today to March 22, according to a Web site report from Genome Web News.
The long-awaited guidance is expected to provide a map for drug developers to step up the science of tailoring drugs to people and ultimately improve drug safety, efficacy and help avoid Vioxx-like withdrawals. Pharmacogenomics uses a DNA test to help doctors decide if a medicine is suitable for a patient.

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