COVID-19 continues to put the most vulnerable at risk, including the elderly and those with chronic illnesses. At its peak, it filled up hospitals and forced those seeking non-COVID care to postpone critical appointments. To protect patients and caregivers from the next pandemic, the government needs to adapt, change, and prepare.
Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb shares where the government response failed, how to address pandemic preparedness through a national security lens, and ways to bolster the research and development of therapeutics. Plus, field correspondent Kate brings us part two of her conversation with Dorothea Lantz on her son’s diagnosis of Prader-Willi Syndrome and the impact of growth hormones on his life.
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, Patients Rising
Scott Gottlieb, MD, Former FDA Commissioner
Dorothea Lantz, Community Engagement Specialist, Prader-Willi Syndrome Association
Maggie Senese, Patient Correspondent
New Legislation Aims to Eliminate Some Prior Authorization Burdens
WHO recommends groundbreaking malaria vaccine for children at risk
Pfizer officially asks the FDA to authorize its COVID vaccine for kids aged 5-11
BOOK: Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic
NORD Statement on Proposed Changes to the Orphan Drug Tax Credit
Impact of the Orphan Drug Tax Credit on treatments for rare diseases
PWSA: Save the Orphan Drug Tax Credit
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