Medco and FDA to collaborate on pharmacogenomics

August 28, 2008

The groups have signed a two-year agreement.

Pharmacy benefit manager Medco and the Food and Drug Administration have signed a two-year agreement to develop pharmacogenomics research projects to study genetic testing and the effect of genetics on prescription drugs.

The research will initially focus on the blood-thinner warfarin but may later include oncology and virology. Medco and the FDA hope the research will help health professionals better select medications and dosages for individual patients.

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