PodMed – Week of September 18, 2017


assorted medicine pills on black background with reflections

This week’s topics include hospital factors relative to readmission, hormone therapy, lymph node dissection in breast cancer, and the cost of bringing a new drug to market.

Program notes:

0:32 Cost of R and D versus profit in new drugs
1:32 Took 7.3 years
2:35 Reaping in sales far outstrips R and D
3:32 R and D with federal dollars
4:00 What is the long term impact of HRT
5:00 Should be reassuring for women
5:36 Lymph node dissection in breast cancer
6:36 Increases risk of complications
7:32 Least amount of therapy to be effective
7:48 Hospital factors in readmission
8:45 Patients readmitted to different hospitals
9:45 Need to correct poorly performing hospitals
10:31 End

Related blog: https://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2017/09/18/drug-costs/