Jan. 13, 2023

Accelerating Access to New Treatments

Accelerating Access to New Treatments

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 building blocks to develop the next generation of medicines for all patients. 

Plus, patient advocate Katie Coughlin shares her experience living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), and why better care coordination could improve outcomes for her and fellow patients living with a rare disease. 

Hosts: 

Terry Wilcox, CEO, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Guests:

Peter Pitts, Co-Founder and President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Katie Coughlin, EDS Patient Advocate

Kimberly Gonzalez, Patient Correspondent 

Links: 

A new Alzheimer’s drug will cost $26,500 a year. Who will be able to get it?

Doctors press HHS to loosen test result rule 

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