Gary Marchant, executive director of the Center for Study of Law, Science, & Technology at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, is featured in a United Press International article headlined, “Analysis: Gene tests put docs at risk.”
Written by Olga Pierce, a UPI Health Business Correspondent, the article discusses a report by Marchant detailing significant liabilities facing physicians in the fast-developing world of personalized medicine. The report, published in the current issue of Personalized Medicine, is co-authored by Robert J. Milligan, a graduate student in the College’s LL.M. in Biotechnology & Genomics program, and Brian Wilhelmi, a second-year law student in the ASU/Mayo Clinic M.D.-J.D., program.
Marchant predicts “a new wave” of lawsuits soon will face doctors who fail to have genetic tests performed before prescribing medications, actions that heretofore have been aimed mostly at drug manufacturers. Clear guidelines for when genetic testing is required must be established, Marchant recommended, and medical schools should offer future physicians more genetic training.
To read the full article, go to http://www.upi.com/HealthBusiness/view.php?StoryID=20070105-072612-3323r