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What’s All the Fuss About Precision Medicine?

That’s the title of my article released today in U.S. News and World Report.  Here is an excerpt. A number of health care industry leaders are making big bets that the future of health care lies in precision medicine. This July, Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg donated $10 million to the University of California-San Francisco’s […]

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Precision medicine will increase drug prices and that’s a good thing

Check out my latest article at MedCity News looking at how the advent of precision medicine will affect patients, regulators and payers. The article describes how precision medicine will be good for patients.  Precision medicines will likely be more expensive that regular therapies, but–because they are targeted to more specific populations–aggregate spending on pharmaceuticals could increase […]

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How to regulate precision medicines

Currently, pharmaceutical treatments that are used in the U.S. need to gain an approval from the FDA.  The FDA’s approval is contingent on a demonstration of efficacy and safety in a randomized controlled trial (RCT).  However, precision medicine makes the standard FDA approval problematic. As described in Breckenridge et al. (2016), in the precision medicine […]

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Economic Dimensions of Personalized and Precision Medicine

I am attending a National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Pre-Conference on Economic Dimensions of Personalized and Precision Medicine. You can find the meeting agenda here. The speakers today were very interesting and touched on a number of topics with respect to precision medicine including: Measuring the value of a precision medicine diagnostic test Determining […]

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