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A Review of Pharmacogenetics (P)

The Pharmacist’s Role in Personalized Medicine: A Review of Pharmacogenetics (P)

This continuing education program is approved for 1.0 home study credit hour for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to explain basic pharmacogenomic and pharmacogenetic concepts; explain how genetic variation in proteins, including drug transporters and drug metabolizing enzymes, affect drug metabolism and drug response; discuss the availability of evidence-based guidelines and utilize them for the selection of drug therapy; review the cost, cost-effectiveness and reimbursement by insurers relevant to pharmacogenomics tests and test interpretation for patients; and recall the process of acquiring genetic material, completing the necessary paperwork and interpreting the pharmacogenetic testing results.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists.

Rebecca Tomich, Pharm.D., CGP, consultant director, In Touch Pharmaceuticals; and Joe Brown, B.S. Pharm., senior executive consultant, In Touch Pharmaceuticals, and president, JKB Solutions Inc.

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Read the complete article and then complete the posttest and evaluation by clicking on "Add to Cart" in the right sidebar to purchase the home study course.

Continuing Education Credit

Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-15-009-H01-P; 1.0 contact hour; Initial Release Date: 1/5/16; Expiration Date: 1/5/19

Disclosure Statement
Rebecca Tomich received an honorarium from Boehringer Ingelheim for serving as a speaker; however, she has agreed to present information in an unbiased manner. Joe Brown does not have any conflicts of interest, or financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to the activity.

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Internet Requirements
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Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Education Planning Assistant, Andrea Schweitzer, at (517) 377-0225 or

Activity Fees

Member Price: 7.00

Standard Price: 15.00