With increasing genetic testing being applied to the clinic, the American Medical Association and Medco Health Solutions, a pharmacy benefit manager, surveyed 10,000 US physicians to find that only a quarter had any education that would aid them in applying genetic testing information to clinical decisions, reports the Los Angeles Times. Thirteen percent said they had ordered or recommended a genetic test for a patient in the last six months, but about a quarter said they would likely recommend one in the next six months. However, only 10 percent said they had the training to use pharmacogenetic testing properly.
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