Episodes

Nov. 22, 2022

Medicine for Patients in Need

In our special Thanksgiving episode, co-host Dr. Bob Goldberg speaks with Hillary Blackburn, PharmD, Chief Pharmacy Officer of Di…

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Nov. 18, 2022

Tearing Down Barriers to Patient Access

In this episode, get the latest solutions to ensure patients get the care they need when they need it. That includes the life-sav…

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Nov. 11, 2022

Veterans’ Health Care Battle

This Veterans Day, we’re thankful for the brave service members who have sacrificed so much to protect our country. But when many…

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Nov. 4, 2022

What’s Up with Congress and Health Policy?

Congress has the power to improve patients’ access to affordable and transparent care. That’s why it’s important for patients to …

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Oct. 28, 2022

Health Care Horror Stories

In this Halloween episode, get the biggest health care horror stories of 2022 that impacted patients all across the country. From…

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Oct. 21, 2022

Protecting the Pharmacist-Patient Relationship

October is American Pharmacists Month, so we speak with Georgia Representative Buddy Carter about how his experiences as a pharma…

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Oct. 14, 2022

Early Screenings for Early Diagnosis

Data shows more and more young people are being diagnosed with colon cancer. How do we get more screening appointments on the bo…

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Oct. 7, 2022

Smart Solutions for Specialty Prescriptions

Specialty medications can come with a high price tag and specialty mail-order pharmacies, mostly run by pharmacy benefit managers…

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Sept. 30, 2022

Why Patients Pay More And Get Less

Is the cost of your health care going up? Have you struggled to access the care your doctor recommends? A group of physicians and…

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Sept. 23, 2022

The Multi-Billion Dollar Rx Middlemen: PBMs Explained

Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) have become embedded in the ecosystem of drug pricing– but these middlemen are one of the reason…

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Sept. 16, 2022

How Community Can Make Us Healthier

An ongoing 10-year community-based project is improving the health of residents through investments in long-term health programs.…

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Sept. 9, 2022

How New Drugs are Made

It takes decades of research, millions of dollars in funding, and numerous failed attempts to develop and approve a new drug for …

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Sept. 2, 2022

Early Diagnosis: A Game-Changer for Patients

In the rare disease community, early diagnosis can put patients on a treatment plan faster and improve outcomes. But that depends…

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Aug. 26, 2022

AARP’s Conflict of Interest

Is your Medicare plan giving you the best deal? It’s a tricky question since seniors have no tools to easily determine if their p…

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Aug. 19, 2022

Genetic Testing Resources

At-home genetic testing allows expecting parents to see if they might be carriers for genetic conditions, like cystic fibrosis or…

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Aug. 12, 2022

How to See Hospital Prices

Hospitals and insurers are now required to share their prices and negotiated rates with the public. The problem? Most of the data…

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Aug. 5, 2022

Top Things You Didn’t Know About Congress’ Drug Pricing Bill

Congress inches closer to a massive, 725-page spending bill referred to as “Reconciliation.” It includes several drug pricing pro…

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July 29, 2022

Nonopioid Solutions for Chronic Pain

New procedures and nonopioid pain management give patients cutting-edge treatment options. But they’re frequently out of reach du…

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July 27, 2022

Terry’s Take: Why Price Negotiation Won’t Lower Rx Costs

In this special bonus episode, Patients Rising Now Executive Director Terry Wilcox provides her perspective as a caregiver to sen…

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July 22, 2022

The Fight for Access with Government Agencies

For 17 years, the gastroparesis community has fought for the FDA to allow it access to a treatment they say is necessary to impro…

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July 15, 2022

Can Biosimilars Save You Money?

Biosimilars have the potential to lower costs. But due to middlemen like pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), those savings don’t al…

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July 8, 2022

Healthcare’s Digital Future

Tired of telling your health care history over and over again to providers? Jessica Lunshof, a former nurse and caregiver found h…

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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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