Season 1

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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Aug. 14, 2020

Adapting to COVID-19 Risks

With a vaccine still months away, Americans with chronic disease are adapting to life with COVID-19. Dr. Paul Offit returns to di…

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Aug. 7, 2020

Accessing Your Health Records

Patients deserve easy access to their medical records. With digital healthcare solutions on the rise, new companies are providing…

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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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March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Treatments

Both the federal and state governments have begun turning to the private sector for solutions to supply tests, masks, and other n…

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March 20, 2020

COVID-19 and Supplies

Fears of shortages of critical health supplies like hospital gowns, masks and drugs are a big topic on every media channel. Publi…

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March 13, 2020

Coronavirus and Chronic Disease

What does coronavirus spread across the country mean for the 10 million Americans who are immuno-deficient? While COVID-19 poses …

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March 6, 2020

Biosimilars: What You Need to Know

Price: one the of largest barriers to medical treatment and accessible medicine. As many patients struggle to afford the high pri…

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Feb. 28, 2020

How Insurers Double Dip with Copay Accumulators

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services are about to put a rule in place that allows insurers and pharmacy benefit managers …

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