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Ethnic differences in risks of adverse reactions: Biomedical approach is insufficient to explain ethnic differences

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7554.1393-a (Published 08 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1393
  1. Sam W P Mhlongo ([email protected]), professor of family medicine,
  2. Acquira J Mbokazi, deputy dean of medicine
  1. University of Limpopo, Medunsa Campus, Medunsa 0204, South Africa
  2. University of Limpopo, Medunsa Campus, Medunsa 0204, South Africa

    EDITOR—McDowell et al conclude that ethnic group may be one determinant of harms of a given treatment in an individual patient.1 Genomics is insufficient to explain ethnic differences. The authors did not tackle compliance with pharmacological agents prescribed to patients by doctors including the …

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