Pharmacists need to consider the accuracy of automated blood pressure (BP) devices. However, Picone et al. reported that pharmacists had low awareness regarding the accuracy of automated BP devices. We agreed their suggestion that education of pharmacists and advocacy for policies are required to ensure that pharmacists sell only validated BP devices as they are primary providers of BP devices.
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YI concurrently held the position of director of the Tohoku Institute for Management of Blood Pressure, supported by Omron Healthcare. None of the other authors has a competing interests.
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Noda, A., Obara, T. & Imai, Y. Pharmacists’ knowledge of automated blood pressure devices. J Hum Hypertens 36, 1027–1028 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41371-022-00746-1