Accelerated approval drugs have given patients access to care they otherwise would have waited years for. A new study shows that these drugs account for less than 1% of Medicaid spending - yet programs have placed restrictions on these medicines to curb spending.
We hear from the author of that study, Dr. Kenneth Thorpe, about its findings and alternative solutions to cut costs without compromising patient access to innovative care.
Plus, hear from Lyme Disease advocate Grace Shults about advocacy and the need for improved testing and care for this chronic condition.
Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising
Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent
Kenneth Thorpe, PhD., Chair, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
Grace Shults, Host, Generation Lyme
Jenny Jones, Patient Correspondent
New Analysis Finds Accelerated Approval Drugs Do Not Drive Medicaid Spending
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