Drama continues to unfold following the FDA’s controversial approval of a new Alzhiemer’s treatment. Members of the FDA’s advisory committee voted against approval, and some members resigned in protest. But how does this impact you or loved ones with chronic disease?
On this episode: Peter Pitts, a former FDA Associate Commissioner, who previously oversaw the committee process. He explains how the committees make recommendations on new and emerging treatments and drugs for rare and chronic diseases. And how reforms to strict conflict of interest rules could bring more patient voices to the table.
Plus, Field Correspondent Kate Pecora speaks with lung cancer survivor Jeff Julian on overcoming the odds and his search to find the best treatment for him.
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
Peter Pitts, President and Co-Founder, Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
Jeff Julian, Cancer Advocate
Jody Quinn, Patient Correspondent
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