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By Turna Ray

CVS Caremark, the country’s largest pharmacy-services provider, is expanding its pharmacogenomic testing to its pharmacy benefit management customers to predict their response to treatments for cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and HIV, the company said this week.

The program will be put in place through Generation Health, a genetic testing benefit management company launched last year to help insurers, employers, and other PBMs implement genetic testing with in their systems.

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