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Walgreens Postpones Plans To Sell Personal Genetic Tests

Posted May 15 2010 5:17am

Walgreens has postponed its plans to sell personal genetic test kits after the Food and Drug Administration intervened.

Genetic kits from Pathway Genomics, a San Diego, California-based company were to be sold at the nationwide drug stores starting Friday. But the announcement prompted criticism from genetics experts and the FDA, which warned consumers to be skeptical about the unapproved product.

After the agency contacted the genetic testing company, Walgreens announced that it would hold off on the sale of the kits.

“We’ve elected not to move forward with offering the Pathway product to our customers until we have further clarity on this matter,” a Walgreens statement said.

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