Patients Rising Podcast

Patients Rising Podcast

Patients Rising brings its unique and established brand of patient advocacy to a weekly podcast, featuring honest and helpful discussion about issues impacting those with chronic illness. Executive Director Terry Wilcox hosts the show, with Robert "Dr. Bob" Goldberg, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.

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Recent Episodes

A Game-Changing Year for Biosimilars

Jan. 27, 2023

This year, six biosimilars for the top-selling medicine, Humira, will enter the market, with the first launching on January 31, 2023. Increased competition from biosimilars can drive down costs. But experts argue that insure…

What Congress Can Do for Patients in 2023

Jan. 20, 2023

Can a divided Congress work together to help patients? Health policy experts Jon Deuser and Mike Gaffin tackle that question. They explain what health care issues Congress might address, including the lack of transparency ar…

Accelerating Access to New Treatments

Jan. 13, 2023

A new Alzheimer’s treatment received FDA approval under the accelerated approval program. Former FDA Associate Commissioner Peter Pitts explains how the accelerated approval pathway leads to incremental innovation, or buildi…

New Year, New Health Care Changes

Jan. 6, 2023

Last year President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, which included several changes to Medicare. Terry and Dr. Bob discuss the three changes that start this year, including the $35 monthly cap on insulin, a…

Set Tiny, Healthy Habits in 2023

Dec. 29, 2022

Have big goals for 2023? Set yourself up for success by setting “tiny habits.” To help you get a head start on your new year goals, listen to this rerun of our conversation with behavior scientist BJ Fogg. He shares his advi…

Patient Guide to Patents

Dec. 22, 2022

How do patents work in the medical space? And how do they lead to new medicines, therapies, and devices? This patent-explainer episode answers those questions and more. Dr. Ron Cohen, a physician and President and CEO of Aco…

About the Hosts

Terry Wilcox - Host Profile Photo

Terry Wilcox - Host

Host/Producer

Terry Wilcox helps patients find their voice and become advocates for their health care. As the co-founder and executive director of Patients Rising, Terry manages the organization’s day-to-day operations to help every patient gain access to the right treatment. An expert in multimedia storytelling, Terry uses her background in entertainment to present powerful personal patient narratives. She has a track record of building coalitions with survivors, caregivers, and medical professionals. A regular opinion writer on health policy and how it affects patients, she has been published in Fortune, the Boston Globe, The Hill, Morning Consult, Real Clear Health, Inside Sources, and more.

Bob Goldberg, PhD - Host Profile Photo

Bob Goldberg, PhD - Host

Host

Robert Goldberg is Vice President and co-founder of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (www.cmpi.org), a non-profit organization that advocates for consumer access to public health innovations. Prior to founding CMPI, Dr. Goldberg was Director of the Manhattan Institute's Center for Medical Progress and Chairman of its 21st Century FDA Task Force that recommended ways to reduce the time and cost of getting innovative medicines to patients. Many of these recommendations are included in the 21st Century Cures Act. Dr. Goldberg received his PhD in Politics from Brandeis University in 1984, is a devoted Yankee fan, father of two children, Sara 35 and Zach, 32, and grandfather to Miles, age 4.