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Medical News & Perspectives
October 23/30, 2018

Companies Tout Psychiatric Pharmacogenomic Testing, But Is It Ready for a Store Near You?

JAMA. 2018;320(16):1627-1629. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.14124

Eggs, bread, toothpaste—and don’t forget genetic testing. As of this spring, customers can ring up any of these items at select supermarket pharmacies in the Albertsons family of stores. In May, the grocery behemoth launched a pilot program with personalized medicine company Genomind. Through the partnership, pharmacists in 28 stores in Idaho, Illinois, and Pennsylvania can counsel patients about Genomind’s psychiatric pharmacogenomic test and administer it on-site.