Medco Boosts Personalized Medicine Efforts with DNA Direct Acquisition | GenomeWeb

By Turna Ray

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Medco Health Solutions has acquired DNA Direct this week in a bid to bring genetic testing guidance and utilization expertise to the pharmacy benefit manager's personalized medicine efforts.

Already a pioneer in incorporating pharmacogenetic testing into its PBM programs, Medco's decision to buy DNA Direct signals its intent to be a "one-stop shop" for payors and employers interested in using genetically guided medicine to make healthcare more efficient and lower costs.

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