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Blueprint for pharmacogenomic competencies for pharmacists and students

KEY POINT

A new commentary published in JAPhA highlights the evolving role of pharmacists in pharmacogenomics. The field requires pharmacists to be competent in numerous areas, such as basic genetic and genomic concepts and nomenclature, the role of genetic factors in maintaining health and preventing disease, how genetic variations can impact pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic drug effects, and the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetic testing.

SOURCES

Roederer MW, et al. Pharmacogenomics competencies in pharmacy practice: a blueprint for change. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2017;57(1):120–5.