State of Health Episode 8: Drug Pricing, Valuing Innovation and No Patient Left Behind with Peter Kolchinsky

Biotechnology investor, Peter Kolchinsky, joins the State of Health to talk with Gunnar about drug pricing. The conversation covers the long term view that when drugs go generic without undue delay, the value they provide to society is far greater than the short-run value that cost effectiveness analyses often show, which Peter details in his...
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State of Health Episode 7: OpenNotes with Liz Salmi

Liz Salmi, a self-described “former punk rock drummer turned cancer patient, and now senior research strategist,” joins the show to paint a successful case study of joint-patient, physician, and researcher advocacy. She tells the story about the data-driven and evidence-based case for “open progress notes” and the impact they can have on patient care. Open...
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State of Health Episode 2: Lindsey Leininger, Dear Pandemic, and The Fight Against Misinformation

Lindsey Leininger, the nerdy-Girl-in-Chief, at Dear Pandemic, a website where bona fide nerdy girls post real info on COVID-19, joins the show to talk about the state of the pandemic, lessons learned, how data should be used to inform public policy and how she fights back against misinformation. She is a public health scientist who teaches...
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