John Zehr says he is very excited to be a part of a new healthcare revolution. “MedXPrime is leading the way in personalized medicine. There’s a tremendous opportunity to help millions of people by telling physicians about this test”, said Zehr. “‘Personalized Medicine’ is a reality. A simple 10-second mouth swab allows a physician to understand from the patients’ specific DNA profile which medications will work best. It’s called a ‘pharmacogenomic test’ or PGx.”
“With PGx testing, trial-and-error prescribing will soon be a thing of the past”, said Zehr. “The mission of MedXPrime is to eliminate Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) which put over 2 million people in the hospital and cause over 100,000 deaths each year. The company is still looking for field reps and I’m very pleased they chose me.” Zehr will use his sales and marketing skills to help MedXPrime accomplish this important mission.
According to the Mayo Clinic, “without (PGx) testing, neither you nor your doctor knows exactly how you’ll react to the medication. It may not work for you, or you may have serious side effects such as bleeding. You might have to try different doses — or even different medications — before finding a treatment that works for you. Pharmacogenomics speeds up that process. Before you take a single dose of medication, you can have a test to see how you’re likely to respond to the medication.”
With a simple 60-second PGx test, doctors can have the knowledge to avoid these issues. Personalized Medicine helps doctors individualize drug therapy, decrease adverse drug reactions, and increase the effectiveness of treatment plans.
“While most doctors don’t know about this test yet, it will soon be commonplace. It will become a routine part of any new patient workup”, says Zehr. “After all, how can an MD know what to prescribe for you with a “roadmap” to your body?”
PGx testing has already been implemented at Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, John Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, Duke Medical Centre and other leading medical centers.
To learn more about PGx testing and how it can save thousands of lives per year, visit www.PGxSolution.com.