Season 3

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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June 17, 2022

Patients on Capitol Hill

This week, patients with chronic disease from across the country convened in Washington D.C. for the We the Patients Fly-In. They…

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June 10, 2022

The Future of Pharmacies

No insurance? No problem. Blueberry Pharmacy in Pittsburgh is forging the path for a new kind of pharmacy. By cutting out the mid…

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June 3, 2022

The Power of Patient Data

Precision medicine harnesses the power of genetic data, which can improve treatment regimens and overall outcomes for patients. B…

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May 27, 2022

Formula Crisis Hurts Chronic Disease Community

The formula shortage crisis has been devastating for patients with rare metabolic conditions, like PKU, who depend on specialty f…

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May 20, 2022

Can Mark Cuban Deliver Cheaper RX?

A shark has entered the prescription drug waters. Entrepreneur and ABC Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban founded the ‘Mark Cuban Cos…

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May 13, 2022

Have Health Plans Abandoned Rare Disease Patients?

“Your medication is no longer covered” are the words no patient wants to hear. Yet this is a common occurrence for patients with …

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May 6, 2022

Updates from the Frontlines of Medical Research

In recognition of ALS Awareness Month, we get a report from the frontlines of ALS research, including new breakthroughs that impa…

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April 29, 2022

How Nurse Navigators Can Help You

Have you ever felt overwhelmed or confused in your health care journey? Many patients juggle numerous phone calls and appointment…

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April 22, 2022

Patient Advocacy on Capitol Hill

Frustrated with the health care system? Want to improve health care access, affordability, and transparency for you or a loved on…

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April 15, 2022

Transportation Tips for Patients

Transportation to and from appointments, or lack thereof, is a major hurdle facing patients who contact our Patients Rising Conci…

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April 8, 2022

The Real Costs of Diabetes + Alzheimer’s

The access and affordability challenges that face patients with Alzheimer’s and diabetes are not uncommon. In fact, they impact a…

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April 1, 2022

How PBMs Raise Costs for Patients + Pharmacies

One reason behind high costs at the pharmacy counter? Pharmacy benefit managers. PBM practices, like clawbacks and spread pricing…

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March 25, 2022

$1 Prescriptions: The Future of Health Insurance

$0 deductibles and $1 prescriptions. It sounds almost too good to be true, but companies across the country have made these healt…

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March 18, 2022

Congress’ Healthcare Showdown

Healthcare discussions in Washington are in full swing this week. Both the House and Senate meet to discuss a multitude of bills …

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March 11, 2022

Should Vaccines be Free?

Will free vaccines for Medicare patients improve health and lower overall costs? The quick answer, maybe. Doug Badger, former pol…

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March 4, 2022

How Hospitals Get Rich Off Your Prescriptions

How can low-income communities afford costly medications? A government program called 340B, which was originally created to help …

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Feb. 25, 2022

Speedy Rare Disease Drug Reviews

As Rare Disease Month comes to a close, we take a look at a major piece of legislation that impacts the FDA, and consequently, pa…

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Feb. 18, 2022

Meet the Healthcare Mafia (And How to Stop It)

Chronic disease patients often fall victim to high healthcare costs due to supply chain 'middlemen' otherwise known as Group Purc…

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Feb. 11, 2022

Making Sense of California’s Healthcare News

A bid for universal healthcare falters in California. Meanwhile, the state is posed to take up misleading “Right to Repair” legis…

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Feb. 4, 2022

Where Does Congress Go from Here?

With Congress back in D.C. this week, the hill looks to debate on current legislation. This includes the Build Back Better plan,…

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Jan. 28, 2022

Medicare, FDA, and You

Congress is quiet on health policies this week, but the federal health agencies are making noise. Terry and Dr. Bob cover the con…

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Jan. 21, 2022

What About What I Want?

If you’ve ever felt like your healthcare providers were dismissive of your knowledge and preferences when it comes to making the …

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Jan. 14, 2022

Chronic Disease Care at Risk in Oregon

States are like dominos. When one state enacts a health policy, others replicate. Oregon’s Medicaid draft 1115 waiver has several…

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Jan. 7, 2022

Can Virtual Doctor Visits Improve Your Health?

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, remote care through telehealth is critical to keep patients safe. But it also serves a vital rol…

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