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roove Biosciences, an Irvine, Calif., genetic-testing company, describes itself as “the leader in personalized pain medicine.” It’s received a bunch of fawning media coverage for its claims that its tests might help combat the national opioid crisis.

My article last December showed, however, that top experts in the field regard the firm’s claims to be able to predict with great accuracy which patients will become dependent on opioids as scientifically unsupported “hogwash.”

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