Jan. 29, 2021

Medicare Drug Pricing in DC

Congress may soon revisit legislation to tackle the high costs of prescription drugs under Medicare. But drug pricing is never a …

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Jan. 22, 2021

When Might You Get the COVID-19 Shot?

Vaccine distribution is off to a rocky start. While some states are exceeding expectations, others continue to lag behind. This w…

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Jan. 15, 2021

Mystery Hospital Costs

With the new Hospital Price Transparency rule, patients will finally be able to view and compare the costs of services across hos…

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Jan. 8, 2021

Will Democrats Help or Hurt Patients?

Democrats soon will control Congress and the White House. What should patients with chronic conditions expect from a federal gove…

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Dec. 29, 2020

Pro-Patient Agenda Revealed

Congress and the new Biden White House are ready to hit the ground running in 2021. So we’re here to make sure patient needs are …

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Dec. 22, 2020

Patients Hurt by Most Favored Nation Rule

The Most Favored Nation Rule will take effect on January 1st. It’s bad news for Medicare infusion patients and providers, but the…

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Dec. 18, 2020

Navigating Legal Hurdles

Navigating the legal issues that come with a cancer diagnosis is challenging. From employer discrimination to financial toxicity,…

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Dec. 11, 2020

What Will Biden Do for Patients?

As President-elect Joe Biden makes his health team picks, we discuss what patients may expect out of a new Democratic Administrat…

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Dec. 4, 2020

Can Politicians Work Together for You?

Can Republicans and Democrats work together to help the chronic disease community? Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Mark McClellan pre…

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Nov. 24, 2020

Fighting Pancreatic Cancer

In the wake of Alex Trebek’s passing, we take a look at the state of pancreatic cancer treatments and care. Julie Fleshman, CEO o…

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Nov. 20, 2020

How Precision Medicine Can Help You

Precision medicine is revolutionizing cancer care. Dr. Razelle Kurzrock highlights how personalized treatments improve patient ou…

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Nov. 13, 2020

Patient Victory for Price Transparency

Power to patients! A new price transparency rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will allow you to see exac…

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Nov. 6, 2020

How PBMs Profit at Your Expense

As a heated election season wraps up, Terry and Dr. Bob examine the latest results and what they mean for patients and federal he…

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Oct. 30, 2020

Your Access to Gene Therapies

Gene therapies can be lifesaving for many patients. But accessing them can be a challenge of its own. Terry and Dr. Bob discuss t…

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Oct. 23, 2020

Vaccine Misinformation

States have begun to release their vaccine distribution plans, and President Trump and Biden spent the final debate sparring over…

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Oct. 16, 2020

Improving Drug Safety

Drug pricing continues to make the news, so we’re revisiting our conversation with Dr. Janet Woodcock of the FDA about bringing d…

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Oct. 9, 2020

Can You Get Trump’s COVID Care?

President Trump’s apparent quick and successful battle with the COVID-19 virus should set the standard for care that all American…

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Oct. 2, 2020

RBG Spot + Healthcare’s Future

The future of the Affordable Care Act is uncertain with a Supreme Court vacancy. Terry and Dr. Bob discuss protections for preexi…

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Sept. 25, 2020

2020: Year of the Patient

Cancer research may yield a potential COVID-19 therapeutic. Dr. Bob interviews Dr. John Rothman of Tyme Technologies about the pr…

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Sept. 18, 2020

The Vaccine Finish Line

The finish line for the vaccine race is just around the corner. Terry and Dr. Bob react to vaccine developments and respond to IC…

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Sept. 11, 2020

What Goes Into Drug Prices

Get an inside look into the drug supply chain and the factors that impact your bill at the pharmacy counter. Dr. Robert Popovian,…

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Sept. 4, 2020

Chronic Disease in the Workplace

In celebration of Labor Day, we look at a business that is empowering the chronic disease community. Kate interviews Keisha Greav…

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Aug. 28, 2020

Finding Cures Faster

The lives of chronic and rare disease patients depend on the progress of medical discoveries. Dr. Gary Michelson explains how inv…

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Aug. 21, 2020

Calculating the Value of Patient Lives

ICER’s pricing models assess the value of a drug and whether your life is worth paying for it. Health economist Dr. Paul Langley …

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