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Pharmacists’ knowledge of automated blood pressure devices

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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AN and TO contributed to design this study. TO and YI contributed to data collection. AN and TO contributed to data analysis and interpretation. AN contributed to the drafting of the manuscript. TO and YI provided advice regarding critically important intellectual content and helped to draft the paper.

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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

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