WHAT IS THE BENNETT POLYPHARMACY PROFILE?

PolypharmacyOlder Americans (65 or older) make up nearly 14% of the American population and this number continues to grow.  Many in this age group take multiple prescription medications for a chronic condition or disability in addition to many over the counter medicines and herbal supplements. It has become increasingly important to understand how drugs react and interact in an individual’s body to reduce the risk and number of Adverse Drug Events (ADE) in our country.  Polypharmacy testing has become a useful and necessary tool for managing this difficult and growing issue and the Bennett Polypharmacy Profile (BPP) was created to successfully identify drug interactions so that health care providers can successfully prescribe appropriate medicines with confidence.  Texas Genetic Testing, LLC administers the BPP to hospitals and clinics in Texas and all over the country.

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