By Turna Ray

As part of its Genetics for Generics program, Medco is planning a comparative effectiveness study of two competing blood-thinning drugs • Bristol-Myers Squibb's soon-to-be off-patent Plavix and Eli Lilly's newer, more expensive Effient • to assess whether it will be clinically useful and cost-effective to genetically test Plavix patients to establish their CYP2C19 status.

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