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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