Research Article For reprint orders, please contact: [email protected]

Community pharmacists’ attitudes towards clinical utility and ethical implications of pharmacogenetic testing Aim: To examine community pharmacists’ attitudes towards pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing, including their views of the clinical utility of PGx and the ethical, social, legal and practical implications of PGx testing. Methods: A web-based survey administered to 5600 licensed community pharmacists in the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania (USA). Results: Of 580 respondents, 78% had a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy and 58% worked in a chain drug store. Doctors of pharmacy-trained pharmacists had a significantly higher knowledge score than those with a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy (3.2 ± 0.9 vs 2.6 ± 0.6; p 

Community pharmacists' attitudes towards clinical utility and ethical implications of pharmacogenetic testing.

To examine community pharmacists' attitudes towards pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing, including their views of the clinical utility of PGx and the ethica...
584KB Sizes 9 Downloads 0 Views

Recommend Documents


Attitudes towards conscientious objection among community pharmacists in Poland.
The European Council Resolution 1763 (2010), ‘‘The right to conscientious objection in lawful medical care’’, provoked a discussion among Polish pharmacists on the necessity for granting them the right to refuse to dispense medicinal products which i

Evaluation of a pharmacogenetic educational toolkit for community pharmacists.
Over the past several decades, the roles and services of community pharmacists have expanded beyond traditional medical dispensation and compounding, and include health services such as vaccinations, and clinical testing and screening. Incorporating

Attitudes on warfarin pharmacogenetic testing in Chinese patients and public.
Genetic factors affecting warfarin maintenance dose have been well established, but patient acceptance is a necessary consideration for the successful clinical implementation of warfarin pharmacogenetic testing (WPGT). In this study, we aimed to dete

Meaningful use and clinical utility of preemptive pharmacogenetic testing: (re)view from a CYP2D6 poor metabolizer.
The value of pharmacogenetic information at an individual level seems self-evident; demonstrating the value to the individual across a population appears to be much more difficult to demonstrate. Future studies should avoid single gene-drug pairs and

An assessment of community pharmacists' attitudes towards professional practice in the Republic of Moldova.
Pharmacy in Moldova is undergoing a period of transition. The professional practice is adjusting to a market-oriented economy from the previous Soviet system. The pharmaceutical sector has been liberalised giving rise to a significant increase in the

The potential utility of pharmacogenetic testing in psychiatry.
Over the last decade, pharmacogenetics has become increasingly significant to clinical practice. Psychiatric patients, in particular, may benefit from pharmacogenetic testing as many of the psychotropic medications prescribed in practice lead to vari

Patient attitudes towards a new role for pharmacists: continued dispensing.
In Australia, "continued dispensing" (CD) is a new model for supply of prescription medications. Under specific circumstances, community pharmacists are allowed to dispense a further one month supply of prescription only medications without a valid p

Community pharmacists' attitudes toward palliative care: an Australian nationwide survey.
Pharmacists are among the most accessible health care professionals in the community, yet are often not involved in community palliative care teams.

Attitudes towards cannabis use and genetic testing for schizophrenia.
Within schizophrenia, genetic factors contribute greatly to risk, yet genetic testing for the disorder is not available. For some individuals with specific genotypes, cannabis use may increase risk of schizophrenia. It is possible that genetic tests

Pharmacists' attitudes and awareness towards the use and safety of herbs in Kuwait.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the knowledge and attitudes among pharmacists in Kuwait towards the use of herbs.