A pharmaceutical executive recently ignited a conversation about the fairness of drug pricing when he tried to raise the cost of a lifesaving drug by 5000 percent. We speak with a medical historian about the economics of drug pricing, and why "generic" doesnt guarantee competition.
The National Institutes of Health is recruiting one million volunteers to create a new national data base of genetic profiles, medical histories and treatment outcomes. The head of the NIH talks about what this information will mean for treating cancer and other complex diseases and how privacy concerns are being addressed.
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