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barbara
05-12-2010, 12:37 PM
May 11, 2010
Pathway Genomics (www.PATHWAY.com), a U.S.-based genetic testing company, today announced that Pathway's personal genetic testing kits will be available at Walgreens. Starting in mid-May the Pathway Genomics Insight? Saliva Collection Kit will be sold at many of Walgreens' nearly 7,500 stores nationwide (with the exception of New York, due to a New York state law). The Insight? Saliva Collection Kit will retail in the $20 to $30 price range.

The Insight? Saliva Collection Kit contains a small saliva collection kit, simple instructions, and a postage-paid envelope that customers can use to send their saliva sample back to the Pathway Genomics laboratory. From there, they simply visit Pathway's web site (www.PATHWAY.com) to create their own secure, password-protected account and order an individualized Genetic Insight? Report for Drug Response ($79), Pre-Pregnancy Planning ($179), Health Conditions ($179) or a combination of all three ($249). Pathway's Genetics Insight? Reports offer consumers a convenient and affordable way to learn about their personal genetics.

"We're revolutionizing the way people access information about their genetics, and through thousands of convenient Walgreens locations, we're making it easier and more affordable than ever before to order a personalized genetic report," said Jim Plante, CEO of Pathway Genomics. "The value of knowing how genes play a role in our personal lives, and potentially the lives of our children, is critical for making well-informed health and wellness decisions."

Pathway Genomics believes that personalized genetic reports are quickly becoming a critical component for providing useful insight into a person's DNA make up and genetic data. For instance, a Pathway Genomics Genetic Insight? Report can provide a wide range of information to help an individual learn about their health and make healthier lifestyle choices.

For example, with a Pathway Genomics Genetic Insight? Report for prescription medications, people can discover if due to their genetic traits, they are more or less sensitive to a variety of treatment therapies.

Pathway Genomics Genetic Insight? Reports are ordered separately from the Insight? Saliva Collection Kit by logging on to www.PATHWAY.com. Reports available include a Drug Response Insight? for just $79, a Pre-Pregnancy Planning Insight? for $179, a Health Conditions Insight? for $179, or a Total Health Insight? combining three genetic reports for $249.

About Pathway Genomics
Located in San Diego, California, Pathway Genomics is a privately held, venture-backed company that offers both genetic health and ancestry reports. Using customized and innovative DNA genetic testing technologies, Pathway Genomics conducts Comprehensive Genotyping services to generate personalized reports about an individual's carrier status, pharmacogenetics (drug response), propensity for development of certain complex diseases, and ancestral history. Pathway Genomics has both a federal CLIA certification and a California state license for its wholly owned and operated onsite laboratory. In this laboratory, Pathway Genomics performs all genetic testing in a controlled and secure environment. The Company offers personal genetic reports directly to the consumer as well as through partnerships with select health management organizations. More information about Pathway Genomics can be found at www.PATHWAY.com.

SOURCE: Pathway Genomics

Connie
05-13-2010, 11:30 AM
Looks like the FDA changed Walgreens mind:

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Connie
05-13-2010, 11:39 AM
Try this:
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barbara
05-13-2010, 01:25 PM
Thanks Connie.