Episodes

July 1, 2022

Accelerated Approval Matters

Accelerated approval drugs have given patients access to care they otherwise would have waited years for. A new study shows that …

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June 24, 2022

How Chronic Illness Impacts Families

Keyla Caba is a patient advocate who lives with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Her son was also recently diagnosed with …

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June 17, 2022

Patients on Capitol Hill

This week, patients with chronic disease from across the country convened in Washington D.C. for the We the Patients Fly-In. They…

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June 10, 2022

The Future of Pharmacies

No insurance? No problem. Blueberry Pharmacy in Pittsburgh is forging the path for a new kind of pharmacy. By cutting out the mid…

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June 3, 2022

The Power of Patient Data

Precision medicine harnesses the power of genetic data, which can improve treatment regimens and overall outcomes for patients. B…

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May 27, 2022

Formula Crisis Hurts Chronic Disease Community

The formula shortage crisis has been devastating for patients with rare metabolic conditions, like PKU, who depend on specialty f…

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May 20, 2022

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 Cos…

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May 13, 2022

Have Health Plans Abandoned Rare Disease Patients?

“Your medication is no longer covered” are the words no patient wants to hear. Yet this is a common occurrence for patients with …

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May 6, 2022

Updates from the Frontlines of Medical Research

In recognition of ALS Awareness Month, we get a report from the frontlines of ALS research, including new breakthroughs that impa…

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April 29, 2022

How Nurse Navigators Can Help You

Have you ever felt overwhelmed or confused in your health care journey? Many patients juggle numerous phone calls and appointment…

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April 22, 2022

Patient Advocacy on Capitol Hill

Frustrated with the health care system? Want to improve health care access, affordability, and transparency for you or a loved on…

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April 15, 2022

Transportation Tips for Patients

Transportation to and from appointments, or lack thereof, is a major hurdle facing patients who contact our Patients Rising Conci…

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April 8, 2022

The Real Costs of Diabetes + Alzheimer’s

The access and affordability challenges that face patients with Alzheimer’s and diabetes are not uncommon. In fact, they impact a…

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April 1, 2022

How PBMs Raise Costs for Patients + Pharmacies

One reason behind high costs at the pharmacy counter? Pharmacy benefit managers. PBM practices, like clawbacks and spread pricing…

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March 25, 2022

$1 Prescriptions: The Future of Health Insurance

$0 deductibles and $1 prescriptions. It sounds almost too good to be true, but companies across the country have made these healt…

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March 18, 2022

Congress’ Healthcare Showdown

Healthcare discussions in Washington are in full swing this week. Both the House and Senate meet to discuss a multitude of bills …

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March 11, 2022

Should Vaccines be Free?

Will free vaccines for Medicare patients improve health and lower overall costs? The quick answer, maybe. Doug Badger, former pol…

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March 4, 2022

How Hospitals Get Rich Off Your Prescriptions

How can low-income communities afford costly medications? A government program called 340B, which was originally created to help …

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Feb. 25, 2022

Speedy Rare Disease Drug Reviews

As Rare Disease Month comes to a close, we take a look at a major piece of legislation that impacts the FDA, and consequently, pa…

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Feb. 18, 2022

Meet the Healthcare Mafia (And How to Stop It)

Chronic disease patients often fall victim to high healthcare costs due to supply chain 'middlemen' otherwise known as Group Purc…

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Feb. 11, 2022

Making Sense of California’s Healthcare News

A bid for universal healthcare falters in California. Meanwhile, the state is posed to take up misleading “Right to Repair” legis…

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Feb. 4, 2022

Where Does Congress Go from Here?

With Congress back in D.C. this week, the hill looks to debate on current legislation. This includes the Build Back Better plan,…

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Jan. 28, 2022

Medicare, FDA, and You

Congress is quiet on health policies this week, but the federal health agencies are making noise. Terry and Dr. Bob cover the con…

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Jan. 21, 2022

What About What I Want?

If you’ve ever felt like your healthcare providers were dismissive of your knowledge and preferences when it comes to making the …

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