July 22, 2022

The Fight for Access with Government Agencies

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 improve quality of life. Gastroparesis advocate Michael Smith details the efforts to make sure that patient voices spur action at the FDA. Plus, what this means for the broader impact of the FDA across the entire chronic disease community.

Terry and Dr. Bob also discuss the reignited conversation on drug pricing policies in Washington.  Kate speaks with migraine advocate Yuri about the misconceptions about this chronic illness and the struggle to get insurance coverage for necessary care.


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


Michael Smith, Former Vice President of G-PACT and volunteer advisor to the Oley Foundation

Yuri Cárdenas, Patient and Migraine Advocate 


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