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Randomized Controlled Trial
. 2017 Mar;18(4):327-335.
doi: 10.2217/pgs-2016-0175. Epub 2017 Feb 22.

Assessing Feasibility of Delivering Pharmacogenetic Testing in a Community Pharmacy Setting

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Randomized Controlled Trial

Assessing Feasibility of Delivering Pharmacogenetic Testing in a Community Pharmacy Setting

Susanne B Haga et al. Pharmacogenomics. .
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Abstract

Aim: To describe the rationale and design of a study evaluating the delivery of pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing in community pharmacies. Study rationale: Pharmacists have expressed interest in offering PGx testing; however, their lack of knowledge and experience, patients' acceptance and feasibility are unknown in this setting.

Study design: Through a cluster randomized trial, we will assess pharmacist and patient experiences with delivery of PGx testing as a standalone service or integrated into medication therapy management services. Anticipated results: We anticipate that PGx testing can be delivered in a community pharmacy setting and accepted and valued by patients.

Conclusion: This study is expected to provide valuable evidence about the real-world feasibility and acceptance of a community pharmacist-delivered approach of PGx testing.

Conflict of interest statement

Financial & competing interests disclosure

This work is supported by the US National Institutes of Health (R01GM081416). The authors have no other relevant affiliations or financial involvement with any organization or entity with a financial interest in or financial conflict with the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript apart from those disclosed.

No writing assistance was utilized in the production of this manuscript.

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Figure 1.. Flowchart of study protocol.
MAP: Medication action plan; MTM: Medication therapy management; PGx: Pharmacogenetic.

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