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Pharmacogenomic testing: Physicians ready but need to know more


Physician education is the key to greater implementation of pharmacogenomic testing in daily practice, according to results of a recently published survey. While most physician respondents agreed that a patient’s genetic profile may influence drug therapy, only a small number of physicians believed they were well informed about genetic testing. A lack of education about pharmacogenomic (PGx) test availability, clinical value, and result interpretation contributed to low adoption of the technology as a means of informing clinical decision making.


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