Episodes

July 31, 2020

Trump Acts to Lower Rx Prices

President Trump’s recent executive orders are a move to lower prescription drug prices for patients. But what changes should pati…

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July 24, 2020

The Push for Better Outcomes

Value-based healthcare models are a way to improve patient outcomes and lower the cost of care. Dr. Bob speaks with former FDA an…

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July 17, 2020

Cures 2.0 + Upcoming Healthcare Policies

Despite interruptions due to COVID-19, Congress continues working to address health disparities, chronic disease, and relief for …

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July 10, 2020

How Personal Tech Changes Outcomes

Can technology improve healthcare, even without the in-person relationship? Telemedicine has seen an explosion of utilization due…

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July 3, 2020

Prescription Price Transparency

At the pharmacy counter, patients are often surprised by mysterious high costs, due to pharmaceutical benefit managers (PBMs). Th…

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June 26, 2020

Inequality in Healthcare

COVID-19 has hit minority populations particularly hard, delivering a wake-up call to healthcare policymakers. How can we change …

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June 19, 2020

Accessible Rare Disease Treatments

Patients with rare diseases may soon have better access to treatments. A second installment to the 21st Century Cures Act is in t…

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June 12, 2020

Safer + Cheaper Drugs

Made in the USA: The return of drug manufacturing to the U.S. could help improve drug safety, cost, and accessibility for patient…

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June 5, 2020

Denied Access to Treatment

A victory for patients in Oklahoma as the state bans a discriminatory healthcare metric. Quality-adjusted-life-years (QALYs) are …

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May 29, 2020

Your Patient Data

Higher quality care at lower prices might be possible. Some companies are harnessing the power of anonymous, patient data to impr…

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May 22, 2020

Exposing Hidden Health Costs

What will this cost? It’s the big question when it comes to healthcare, and it’s often impossible to answer. Health care policy e…

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May 15, 2020

The Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine

The nation is focused on development of a COVID-19 vaccine. And there’s conflicting information from all sides. For those with ch…

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May 8, 2020

Pricing Patient Lives

Health economist Dr. Paul C. Langley explains the faults in ICER’s price calculations. Dr. Bob discusses his antibody test for CO…

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May 1, 2020

Last in Line: Chronic Illness

Many patients with chronic illnesses have had their treatments delayed or postponed as healthcare shifts its focus to COVID-19. L…

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April 24, 2020

Restoring the Patient Voice

Restaurant menus list their prices. So why not hospitals? Unfortunately, patients usually don’t know the cost of their procedure …

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April 17, 2020

How to Avoid Drug Shortages

COVID-19 has brought global attention to the fragility of the medical supply chain. For those with chronic illnesses, drug shorta…

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April 10, 2020

New COVID-19 Treatments

Medical supply chains that transport medications for chronically ill patients are at risk of shutting down due to COVID-19. And f…

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April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Epicenters

As coronavirus continues to spread across New York City, other virus hot spots are emerging across the country, including Detroit…

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