Patients Rising Podcast

How Drug Patents Work

Episode Notes

What’s the purpose of a patent? In the pharmaceutical industry, it helps manufacturers reinvest in new research and development to improve upon treatments and drugs. It’s a key part of the cycle of developing new treatments. 

Terry and Bob look at the R&D cycle, and how patents fit in. Expert Jaci McDole gives listeners a crash course in the patent process and what patients should know. 

Plus, Kate Pecora speaks with patient advocate Elisa Comer about the double dip - and who is preventing you from saving money through patient assist funds. 

Hosts: 

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

Guests:

Jaci McDole, Senior Policy Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Elisa Comer, Patient Advocate

Sarah Wells Kocsis, Patient Correspondent 

Links:

Apply for the Patients Rising Advocacy Master Class

Terry Wilcox Statement on President Biden’s Drug Pricing Announcement

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