Q&A: Eric Topol on How PBMs Are Driving PGx Testing Adoption in Place of Docs | GenomeWeb

In a commentary published in Science Translational Medicine this week, cardiologist Eric Topol bemoans physician reluctance for adopting pharmacogenetic testing, but applauds pharmacy benefit managers Medco and CVS Caremark for stepping in to conduct clinical utility studies and introduce genetic testing in a portion of their client base to gauge the impact on patient outcomes and healthcare savings.

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At Nature, John Wilbanks and Eric Topol call for openness in health data.

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