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Medco Buys DNA Direct, Adding Genetic Testing Guidance and Decision Support Capacity

Executive Summary

During the past three years, Medco Health Solutions Inc. has focused its emerging personalized medicine business around pharmacogenomics--drug-related genetic testing. With the acquisition of privately held DNA Direct Inc., announced February 2, the pharmacy benefits manager is now branching out to include guidance and support for payors, providers, and patients to help ensure the appropriate use of the more than 2,000 currently marketed genetic and molecular diagnostic tests.

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