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What does President Obama's $215 million "Precision Medicine Initiative" mean for genetic privacy?

USA - February 12 2015 We have all heard about the burgeoning opportunities tied to the development of precision medicine (also called “personalized medicine”), which…

Privacy issues in the sharing of genetic information

USA - September 18 2014 Scientific breakthroughs and technological advancements have led to the emergence of personalized medicine — a practice based on theuse of an…

M. Leeann Habte, Claire N. Marblestone

HHS issues guidance on sharing mental health information

USA - February 27 2014 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued guidance on when it may be permissible under the Health Insurance Portability…

Medical device industry responds to FDA’s overseas clinical trial proposed rule

USA - June 16 2013 In a resounding manner, members of the medical device industry recently filed comments reacting to the Food and Drug Administration's proposed rule…

Nathan A. Beaver, David L. Rosen

FDA’s plan to regulate LDTs

USA - June 13 2013 In a remarkable move, the Food and Drug Administration recently indicated that it plans to take new steps to regulate laboratory-developed tests…

Nathan A. Beaver, David L. Rosen