This story has been updated to add a sentence that stresses that the FDA does not plan to do away with label changes when it comes to recommending the use of diagnostics. Rather, it will update labels when it deems it necessary.
 
Simultaneously developing and marketing targeted drugs with companion diagnostics may be the best way to encourage physicians to incorporate genetic testing in their clinical care, according to a US Food and Drug Administration official.
 

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