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Medco, Quest Diagnostics Personalized Medicine Study Yields Additional Clues about Patient Engagement
Date:10/13/2011

ty and healthcare costs.  In fact, in a Medco study appearing in the American journal of Cardiology (June 2011), patients who took their statin medications more than 90 percent of the time had reduced total healthcare costs by as much as $944 over 18 months and experienced significantly lower risk of cardiovascular related hospitalizations.

About Quest Diagnostics and KIF6 testing by Berkeley HeartLab

Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading diagnostic testing company, offers genetic and non-genetic testing through Berkeley HeartLab, the company's business unit specializing in advanced cardiovascular disease testing. Berkeley HeartLab offers the 4myheart program, an educational program for patients that provides personalized care, including for medication adherence, to help patients improve their cardiac health. The KIF6 gene variant tested in the study has been shown to be associated with response to some statins.  

For more information, visit www.QuestDiagnostics.com or www.4myheart.com.

About Medco

Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) is pioneering The world's most advanced pharmacy® and its clinical research and innovations are part of Medco making medicine smarter™ for approximately 65 million members.

With more than 20,000 employees worldwide dedicated to improving patient health and reducing costs for a wide range of public and private sector clients, and 2010 revenues of $66 billion, Medco ranks 34th on the 2011 Fortune 500 list and is named among the world's most innovative, most admired and most trustworthy companies. 

For more information, go to http://www.medcohealth.com.

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