Ep. 16: September 18, 2017 - w/ Andy Slavitt

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Andy Slavitt, the former head of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under President Obama, joins us for a very special interview segment on the importance of the ACA for people with hemophilia. UK-based community advocate Laurence Woollard provides insight into the UK bleeding disorders community and his personal journey in hemophilia advocacy. Natalie leads a New York Times story on the debate surrounding how to price gene therapy treatments, and Patrick provides an overview of the recent, terrible news of a patient death during the Fitusrian clinical trial - what happened, what it means, and what happens next? Listen now on Episode 16 of The BloodStream Podcast.

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Other Links of Interest

Clinical Trials 101 from HemAware

Clinical Trials from the Hemophilia Federation of America

Powering Through Podcast

Ask The Expert Podcast

Making-Of Bombardier Blood Video

Stop The Bleeding! Season 7 - Behind The Story Videos

Hope For Hemophilia

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