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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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Personalized medicine is the future. What is personalized medicine?

An concise article from Sean Khozin and Gideon Blumenthal (2015) try to explain. “Personalized (or precision) medicine has been broadly described as the administration of the right therapy to the right patient at the right dose and intensity.”  However, this is a fairly broad definition.  Some more concrete examples of personalized medicine include: Modern concepts in […]

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What is Precision Medicine?

In his State of the Union, the President said that he was looking for additional funds for precision medicine. What would these funds be used for and how much money are we talking about? The details were revealed last week. The Presdient describes precision medicine as “delivering the right treatments, at the right time, every […]

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