Rap on knuckles for pharmacy chain over DNA test

The pharmacy chain Chemmart has been forced to pull advertising for over-the-counter genetic tests after the consumer watchdog ruled patients could be misled.

The myDNA test — priced at $149 — promised “personalised medicine”, with the results helping guide GP prescribing of drugs like warfarin, codeine and tramadol.

But the advertising for the kits copped criticism from anti-quackery campaigner Professor Ken Harvey, who argued