By Turna Ray

This article was originally posted on March 12.

A new boxed pharmacogenomics warning from the US Food and Drug Administration for the anti-platelet drug Plavix leaves doctors to make some difficult risk/benefit determinations about whether to genetically test their patients ahead of Plavix administration, or put them on another drug and risk different toxicities.

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