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Pharmacogenetics, promising the end of ‘one size fits all’ drugs and of trial and error in pharmacotherapy, is often predicted to be one of the first clinical applications in the postgenomic era. Yet, while pharmacists are often considered as ideal candidates to translate the new pharmacogenetic knowledge to clinical practice, many do not feel adequately informed about the possibilities of genetic testing and its applicability to their patients. For this reason, the Spanish Association of Hospital Pharmacists organised an Excellence Course in Pharmacogenetics on 25–28 June. The course was attended by 15 Spanish clinical pharmacists aiming to understand the basic concepts and potential clinical applications of pharmacogenetics to hospital pharmacy practice. …
CLD-F and JJS contributed equally
Contributors Each author participated in the preparation of appropriate portions of the text.
Funding Ipsen Pharma funded this course.
Competing interests None.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.