Episodes

Oct. 22, 2021

The False Promise of Current Drug Pricing Reforms

Congress promises to lower drug prices. But patients won’t see any cost savings at the pharmacy counter. We sort through the fact…

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Oct. 15, 2021

Chronic Disease + the Next Pandemic with Scott Gottlieb

COVID-19 continues to put the most vulnerable at risk, including the elderly and those with chronic illnesses. At its peak, it fi…

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Oct. 8, 2021

Congress + the Debate Right Now Over the Cures of Tomorrow

Patients depend on the research and development cycle to produce innovative, life saving medicines for rare and chronic condition…

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Oct. 1, 2021

Patient How-To Guide: Health Policy Advocacy

Numerous health policies are under debate in Congress. As Senators and Representatives hash out drug pricing legislation and more…

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Sept. 24, 2021

Biosimilars Can Lower Costs

As Congress continues to debate solutions to lower healthcare costs, biosimilars are a promising option. But uptake of biosimilar…

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Sept. 17, 2021

Lawmakers and Chronic Disease Patients

President Biden outlines a new COVID-19 strategy, the U.S. Senate returns to Washington, and the House of Representatives debates…

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Sept. 10, 2021

Direct Primary Care: Can Subscription Models Save You Money?

Want greater access to your doctor at a lower price? It’s possible through direct primary care. This healthcare solution allows p…

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Sept. 3, 2021

Ovarian Cancer: What Women Need Congress to Do

What can Congress do to aid in the fight against ovarian cancer? If reauthorized, Johanna’s Law would increase funding for ovaria…

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Aug. 27, 2021

Pediatrician on Delta + Back to School

Kids across the country are headed back to school. But as the Delta variant spreads, what should families living with chronic dis…

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Aug. 20, 2021

How Drug Patents Work

What’s the purpose of a patent? In the pharmaceutical industry, it helps manufacturers reinvest in new research and development t…

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Aug. 13, 2021

Rising Costs of Health Insurance

Premiums, deductibles, and copays continue to rise as insurance companies grow fat through mergers and monopolies. Host Terry Wil…

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Aug. 6, 2021

Pink Socks + Accelerated Approval for Drugs

The Delta variant, a breakdown of the FDA’s accelerated approval process, and how pink socks are bringing together patient advoca…

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July 30, 2021

Balanced Approach to Opioids

Opioid overdoses are rising as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. In 2020, overdose deaths rose by 30%. However, many chronic disea…

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July 23, 2021

Alzheimer’s Drug Debate

The high price tag for a new Alzheimer’s drug has fueled the ongoing drug price debate. But will patients really pay sticker pric…

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July 16, 2021

Take Control of Your Health Data

Access to all of your health data - MRIs, screenings, and lab results - could be right at your fingertips. COVID-19 put healthcar…

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July 9, 2021

Is Your Medical Equipment Safe?

Patients depend on safety and accuracy of medical equipment. If they’re improperly repaired, it could derail a patient’s healthca…

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July 2, 2021

Legal Issues with Cancer

Doctor’s visits, tests, procedures and therapies are just one part of a healthcare journey. Knowing and understanding the laws th…

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June 25, 2021

Crash Course: FDA Advisory Committees

Drama continues to unfold following the FDA’s controversial approval of a new Alzhiemer’s treatment. Members of the FDA’s advisor…

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June 18, 2021

Hope for Alzheimer’s Patients + Caregivers

A new FDA-approved drug for Alzheimer’s signals a breakthrough in innovation for patients and caregivers, but has raised doubts f…

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June 11, 2021

How to Humanize Healthcare

Following a pandemic that exposed disparities, and failures to patients with chronic disease, now is the time for lawmakers and t…

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June 4, 2021

Don’t Be Fooled By Some Supplement Ads

Can you tell the difference between an advertising claim and research-backed statistics? For chronic disease patients who take su…

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May 28, 2021

Looking for help with Allergies + Asthma?

More than 60 million Americans live with allergies or asthma. COVID-19 brought much needed attention to lung and respiratory chal…

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May 21, 2021

Fighting for Mental Health Help

Demands for mental and behavioral health services are on the rise. These services represented nearly half of all telehealth claim…

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May 14, 2021

Patents and Accelerated Approval for Drugs

When it comes to saving a buck, rare and chronic disease patients are too often put on the chopping block. Accelerated approval d…

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