What’s the right way to give drugs away? Is $3 billion even a lot of money? And when is biotech hype justified?
We discuss all that and more on the latest episode of “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, our colleague Andrew Joseph joins us to discuss Novartis’ lottery system for a lifesaving gene therapy and how it’s affecting families. Then, we discuss pediatrician Priscilla Chan, who is married to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and her efforts to change the course of human health. Finally, health care investor Les Funtleyder joins us for a chat about the current and future state of his line of work.