Genes, Culture, and Medicines: Bridging Gaps in Treatment for Hispanic Americans

Authors: Reyes, C; Van de Putte, L; Falcón, AP; Levy, RA.

This report brings together for the first time a growing body of scientific research demonstrating substantial disparities in pharmaceutical therapy for Hispanic Americans. These disparities in pharmaceutical treatment are substantial and often persist even after adjustment for differences in income, age, insurance coverage, and coexisting medical conditions. Emerging research demonstrates that genetic variations affect Hispanic Americans and may require dosage adjustments to achieve an optimal therapeutic effect.

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