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Six Hot Opportunities in Genomic Medicine

Advances in DNA sequencing technology and the interpretation of the acquired data have fueled advances in genomics and its application in the delivery of personalized healthcare. Illumina recently announced a new milestone...more

Attention Medicaid Providers: Potential SPA Decreases PCS Rates By 60 Cents Per 15 Minutes

The North Carolina State Medicaid Plan (State Plan) is constantly revised. The result of its constant revisions make for an 1800+ page, jumbled mess of plans, rules, amendments, and effective dates that make the State Plan...more

Preparing for a "New Era of Medical Product Development"

FDA report demonstrates support for personalized medicine and more efficient regulatory pathways. In a new report issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 28, 2013, Commissioner of Food and Drugs...more

FDA Reaffirms Commitment to Personalized Medicine

In a report released on October 29, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its continued commitment to advancing personalized medicine. “Paving the Way for Personalized Medicine: FDA’s Role in a New Era...more

Study Advances Personalized Medicine for Newborns

Earlier this year, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) issued recommendations and proposed best practices for genetic testing and screening of infants and...more

From Personal Computers to Personalized Medicine

Personalized medicine offers something for everyone. Dell Corporation, most notably known for producing computers has recently become deeply involved in the health industry....more

Gene patents and the future of commercialized technology

Medicine is evolving from a global, one-size-fits-all approach to a more individualized approach that tailors treatment specifically for each patient. Originally published in The Journal Record - August 8, 2013....more

Clinical Progress in Regenerative Medicine

Two separate clinical initiatives were recently announced that support the therapeutic use of regenerative medicine. The first utilzing induced pluripotent stem cells and the second, a state-wide network in support of...more

BIO IPDx Symposium Highlights Uncertainty in Diagnostic Patenting

On July 22, BIO hosted the first IP and Diagnostics (IPDx) Symposium in Alexandria, Virginia, which was organized to open a dialogue regarding the latest developments in diagnostics and personalized medicine. The symposium...more

Expanding Access to, and Development of, Personalized Medicine

In a July 8th, 2013 letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) advised that proposed reimbursement schedules for diagnostic medicine will threaten the development...more

FDA Regulation of Laboratory Developed Tests: Benefit or Unnecessary Burden?

The U.S. Department of Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has previously announced an interest in regulating diagnostic tests used in providing personalized medicine clinical care. Interested stakeholders such as the...more

FDA FY2012 Drug Approvals Equal FY2011 Mark

Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its annual report on innovative drug approvals, noting that the agency approved 35 novel medicines in FY 2012. The 35 approvals equaled the number of approvals for...more

Personalized Medicine Patenting Update

Patenting diagnostic methods is more challenging in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Courts Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., 566 U.S. __ (2012) (Prometheus) and the USPTO’s application of the...more

Getting the Best Medical Care: a Newsletter from Patrick Malone - January 2013

In This Issue: - Six Things to Think About as Technology Advances - For More Information - Recent Health Care News You Should Know About - Check Out Our Previous Tips - Deep Thoughts for the New Year: Ethical...more

Funding Said Top Medical Research Area In 2013; Common Rule, COI Also Make List

Originally published in Medical Research Law & Policy Report, 12 MRLR 4, 01/02/2013. Regardless of what happens with the fiscal cliff negotiations in Congress and the Obama administration, research funding will...more

Personalized Medicine: An Industry Report

Increasingly, the development of new pharmaceuticals utilize genetic information to stratify patient subpopulations and/or predict efficacy and adverse events – the development paradigm of personalized medicine....more

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