In a move that is widely seen as a step in the right direction for consumer safety, a consortium of pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions will combine forces to study data concerning the link between genetics and drug safety. The pharmaceutical companies involved in the group include: Abbott Laboratories, GlaxoSmithKline PLC, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Inc., Roche Holding AG, Sanofi-Aventis SA and Wyeth. The initial collaboration will study Stevens-Johnson Syndrome which manifests itself with a painful, blistering skin rash. The syndrome can be fatal if the person is exposed to a drug that initially caused the Syndrome. These studies may be used by the FDA to improve drug safety and monitoring techniques. It’s definately the right move to protect consumers.
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