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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – CVS Caremark the country’s largest pharmacy services provider, has decided to expand pharmacogenomic testing to its pharmacy benefit management customers to predict their responses to treatments for cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and HIV.

Generation Health, a company launched last year to help insurers, employers, and PBMs implement genetic testing with their systems, will help CVS Caremark put its pharmacogenomics testing programs in place, the companies said today.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

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News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

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