Medicines update

In the latest medicines update, pharmacogenomic testing will be part of the services offered by Chemmart Pharmacy stores, while bowel cancer treatment, Vectibix (panitumumab), will be listed on the PBS from 1 April.

Pharmacy group to offer genetic tests

Chemmart Pharmacy are not offering a ‘groundbreaking’ genetic test after forming a new partnership with genetic testing company, GenesFX Health.

The test, DNAdose, is a once off, pharmacogenomic test that identifies gene variants in four major enzyme systems and how these genes metabolise