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In It Together

Right now, writes Amy Miller at the Personalized Medicine Coalition's blog, drugs are regulated by one part of FDA, lab kits by another, and lab services by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. "Companion diagnostics (lab tests and kits designed inform drug selection or dosage) pose a challenge to this system, and the opportunity to create a better one," she adds. And PMC has some ideas.

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Harold Varmus, a former NIH director, says that proposed reductions to the agency's budget are worrisome.

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