David Herzberg on White Market Drugs

Books on Pod with Trey Elling | 2 December 2020 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Herzberg about his book White Market Drugs: Big Pharma and the Hidden History of Addiction in America. Details the three different “pharmaceutical” drug crises in America since the 1870s, the main drug(s) of choice in each era, big pharma’s role in fueling each, the successes and failures of various reform efforts, and more.

Acid Revival: The Psychedelic Renaissance and the Quest for Medical Legitimacy

The Hour of History Podcast | 1 August 2020 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Danielle Giffort about her book Acid Revival: The Psychedelic Renaissance and the Quest for Medical Legitimacy. Backgrounds the rise, fall, and reemergence of psychedelic research and discusses the new generation of researchers working to rehabilitate psychedelic drugs and usher in a new era of psychedelic medicine.

Rahul Jandial – How To Rewire Your Brain

How to Academy | 20 July 2020 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rahul Jandial about his book Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon. Backgrounds the workings of the brain, shares stories of extraordinary surgeries, and offers advice on improving brain performance and forestalling cognitive decay.

Azra Raza on The First Cell

EconTalk | 23 March 2020 | 1h 24m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Azra Raza about her book The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last. Raza argues that we have made little progress in fighting cancer over the last 50 years. The tools available to oncologists haven’t changed much – the bulk of the progress that has been made has been through earlier and earlier detection rather than more effective or compassionate treatment options. Raza wants to see a different approach from the current strategy of marginal improvements on narrowly defined problems at the cellular level. Instead, she suggests an alternative approach that might better take account of the complexity of human beings and the way that cancer morphs and spreads differently across people and even within individuals. The conversation includes the challenges of dealing with dying patients, the importance of listening, and the bittersweet nature of our mortality.

The Hundred Billion Dollar Scam with Cathryn Jakobson Ramin

The Breaking Muscle Podcast | 14 August 2017 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Cathryn Jakobson Ramin about her book Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery. Exposes the $100b industry peddling often ineffective and sometimes harmful treatments to those suffering back pain. Describes a variety of therapeutic approaches that are proven to work. The book, and the Vox article that drew my attention to it, were a breakthrough for me after years of constant pain and ineffective quackery.

Marty Makary on the Price We Pay

EconTalk | 10 February 2020 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Marty Makary about his book The Price We Pay. Makary highlights some of the stranger aspects of the US health care system including the encouragement of unnecessary or even harmful procedures and the predatory behaviour of some hospitals who sue patients and garnish their wages to recover fees that are secret until after the procedure is completed. Makary favours requiring hospitals to make their prices transparent. He also discusses a number of ways that employers and patients are trying to avoid the worst aspects of the current system.