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Many people are concerned about forthcoming regulation of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). One of the major areas of concern is that the FDA will require a consumer to consult a doctor before acquiring access to their DNA results.  Write to the FDA and your legislators to let them know you wish to retain direct access to your DNA data.   If you are a non-U.S. citizen, go ahead and write to the FDA and legislators listed below because their actions will affect you too.

Who to Contact

FDA

Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein
Principal Deputy Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002

or
E-mail:

Margaret Hamburg, M.D.
Commissioner of Food & Drugs
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
or
E-mail:

Jeffrey E. Shuren, M.D., J.D.
Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Commissioner of Food & Drugs
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
or
E-mail:

Alberto Gutierrez, PhD
Director, Office of In Vitro Diagnostic Device Evaluation and Safety
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993
or
E-mail:

Energy and Commerce Committee Members

Hon. Henry A. Waxman, Chairman
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
2125 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-6115

Hon. Bart Stupak, Chairman
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
2125 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-6115

Hon. Joe Barton, Ranking Member
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
2125 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-6115

Hon. Michael C. Burgess, Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
2125 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-6115

or you can e-mail these representatives.

President Barack Obama

President Obama reads ten letters from the public every day.[1] If enough DTC consumers write to him, one of our letters may end up in the ten he reads. The White House has a link for an e-mail form or you can snail mail a letter to:

President Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

References

  1. "Dear President Obama": The President Reads 10 Letters a Day from the Public, With Policy Ramifications

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