Pharmacogenetics, the next challenge for pharmacy?

  • Jessica P. ClemersonEmail author
  • Katherine Payne
  • Paul Bissell
  • Claire Anderson


This commentary draws attention to and raises awareness of forthcoming pharmacogenetic technologies amongst the pharmacy profession. It aims to stimulate debate around the potential role that the pharmacy profession can play in the introduction of pharmacogenetic technologies into primary healthcare. This commentary discusses potential new roles for pharmacists involving pharmacogenetic technologies, giving attention to the way the profession may need to adapt to accommodate these.


Pharmacists Pharmacogenetics Pharmacogenomics Pharmacy practice 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jessica P. Clemerson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Katherine Payne
    • 3
  • Paul Bissell
    • 2
  • Claire Anderson
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Pharmacy, Health and SocietyUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  2. 2.University of Sheffield, School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)SheffieldUK
  3. 3.The North West Genetics Knowledge Park (Nowgen)The University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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