By Molika Ashford

Pharmigene said last week that 50 hospitals in Taiwan will now administer its genetic test to predict adverse events in patients being considered for treatment with the anti-seizure drug carbamazepine.

Under the partnership, the hospitals will use Pharmigene's test for the human leukocyte antigen gene variant HLA-B*1502 in order to reduce incidence of carbamazepine's severe, sometimes life-threatening side effects: Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis.

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