WASHINGTON (Jan. 30, 2015)
PMC Executive Vice President Amy M. Miller joined other stakeholders from the personalized medicine community at the White House at 11:10 a.m. ET when President Obama announced the details of his "Precision Medicine Initiative." PMC issued the following statement regarding the effort:
The Personalized Medicine Coalition welcomes the Administration’s focus on personalized medicine, and is pleased that President Obama has announced a new "Precision Medicine Initiative." As this is a great first step, we hope that the President’s plan includes a broad agenda including needed federal policies that support personalized medicine – investing in scientific discovery, outlining a clear regulatory path, supporting payment policies that recognize the importance of value and putting in place incentives for product development.
We have high hopes that the Administration’s new Precision Medicine Initiative, along with efforts to improve health care systems through the bi-partisan 21st Century Cures Initiative now under discussion in Congress, will help usher in an era of personalized medicine. As the President stated in his 2015 State of the Union Address, the future of medicine depends on it.
About the Personalized Medicine Coalition:
The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC), representing innovators, scientists, patients, providers and payers, promotes the understanding and adoption of personalized medicine concepts, services and products to benefit patients and the health system. For more information about PMC, visit www.personalizedmedicinecoalition.org.