Aug. 6, 2021

Pink Socks + Accelerated Approval for Drugs

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 advocacy groups.

Hosts Dr. Bob Goldberg and guest host Kate Pecora dive into the news of the week, including where the debate on the new Alzheimer drug stands. Nick Adkins of Pinksocks Life shares the story on how the gift of pink socks turned into a worldwide movement to spark connectivity. And cancer rights attorney, Monica Bryant explains the Family Medical Leave Act and common myths and misunderstandings of the law. 


Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent, Patients Rising


Nick Adkins, Co-Founder, Pinksocks Life

Paul Langley, Ph.D., Director, Maimon Research LLC

Monica Bryant, Chief Operating Officer, Triage Cancer

Melissa Talwar, Patient Correspondent


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