Episode 1: We have a problem

September 12, 2019

Listen Now: The Etherist Podcast – Episode 1: We Have A Problem. Featuring, among others, our Yoram Unguru discussing drug shortages in pediatric oncology

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New Books Network: In Pain

September 12, 2019

Drug historian Emily Dufton interviews our Travis Rieder about his new book, In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids. Listen now

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An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state’s opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million, more than twice the amount another drug manufacturer agreed to pay in a settlement

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The $6 Million Drug Claim

August 26, 2019

New treatments for rare diseases are changing the lives of patients, but the price can reach millions of dollars for a single person

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Alan MacLeod writes, “The media invites us to be inspired by wholly unnecessary crises like UFC hopeful Jordan Williams, who uses dog insulin because he doesn’t have insurance”

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Forced off their parents’ insurance and faced with high insulin prices, young adults dangerously ration, stockpile, and turn to the black market for the medication they need to stay alive

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After a two-year stint running the Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb has joined the board of directors at Pfizer, giving the world’s largest drug maker crucial insights into the inner workings of the Trump administration as it attempts to contain national angst over the rising cost of medicines

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After a motorcycle accident that almost took off his foot, Johns Hopkins bioethicist Travis Rieder became dependent on the pain medication he had been prescribed. Though he managed to wean himself off the drugs, the experience prompted him to write “In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids.”

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