Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Walgreens won't sell over-the-counter genetic test after FDA raises questions

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

"In light of the FDA contacting Pathway Genomics about its genetic test kit and anticipated ongoing discussions between the two parties, we've elected not to move forward with offering the Pathway product to our customers until we have further clarity on this matter," Jim Cohn, a Walgreens spokesman, said.

At issue is whether or not Pathway Genomics needs FDA approval or clearance to sell the DNA test direct to consumers.

To read more about this on the Washington Post website -- go here.

As I am writing this I am listening to the local news station promoting the test and saying it will be sold at Walgreens on Friday. Big opps coming tomorrow.

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