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Comment & Response
October 27, 2015

Promise of Precision Medicine

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Health and Pharmaceutical Economics, School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
JAMA. 2015;314(16):1752. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11191

To the Editor Dr Ashley1 highlighted the promise of precision medicine to improve health benefits and cost savings, citing “highly cost-effective” genetic testing to screen for familial hypercholesterolemia as an example. However, he cited only 1 favorable cost-effectiveness estimate specific to the United Kingdom2 and did not mention relevant alternatives.