By Turna Ray

"Genetics for Generics" is Medco's newest idea for optimizing savings for payors by dispensing off-patent drugs with the aid of genetic tests.

"We have a strategy that we're calling Genetics for Generics," Medco's Chief Medical Officer Robert Epstein told Pharmacogenomics Reporter this week. "It's kind of a Medco idea, which is that if we can make generic drugs work better with genetics, then we are helping the system afford innovative products that address true unmet need."

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