A majority of an FDA advisory panel believes the agency should update the label for the breast cancer drug tamoxifen to include information about CYP2D6 genotype testing, but the panelists have not reached a consensus on certain details of the issue.
 
Specifically, the FDA’s Pharmaceutical Science Clinical Pharmacology Subcommittee, which met Oct. 18, was split over whether the label should “recommend” the genetic test or make it an “option” for health care providers and patients to discuss.
 

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