May 20, 2022

Can Mark Cuban Deliver Cheaper RX?

Can Mark Cuban Deliver Cheaper RX?

A shark has entered the prescription drug waters. Entrepreneur and ABC Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban founded the ‘Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company’ which aims to slash prices, improve transparency, and provide greater convenience to patients. How? It cuts out the middlemen, pharmacy benefit managers, from the supply chain. 

Plus, as ALS Awareness Month continues, field correspondent Kate Pecora speaks with Giulia, who lost her boyfriend to ALS, about his journey fighting the disease and who received access to a new treatment through compassionate use. And what does the formula supply shortage mean for the rare disease community? Terry and Bob discuss.

Hosts: 

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

Guest: 

Giulia Diguglielmo, ALS Advocate 

Links: 

Mark Cuban enters online prescription market 'nibbling at the edge of transparency'

Abbott says deal reached to restart baby formula plant | The Hill

Cost Plus Drugs

ALS Awareness Month: How our fight continues | The ALS Association

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