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Kisor quoted in national publication about codeine, tramadol


David-KisorPharmacy Today quotes David Kisor, Manchester University director of pharmacogenomics education, about the FDA’s latest warning on medications containing codeine and tramadol that restricts use in children younger than 12 and firmly cautions its use in those 12 to 18 with certain medical conditions due to risks of slowed breathing and even possible death.

Some pharmacists wonder why the FDA didn’t consider children who can be screened for a CYP2D6 genotype that could be used to predict if they were at risk. Read more. 

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Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy. It has students from 20 nations and is home to the world's first undergraduate peace studies program, established in 1948. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at

May 2017