UnfairNation by Ehsan Zaffar
Why Are Prescription Drugs So Expensive?

Why Are Prescription Drugs So Expensive?

We are all waiting for that one, miracle vaccine to be developed so that we can go back to work and so that no more lives have to be lost to COVID. But our guest today explains why the pharmaceutical industry has deeper, older and broader problems - which will affect who ends up getting a COVID vaccine when it comes out and how expensive it will be.

Her name is Merith Basey and she's a public health expert and advocate and also the Executive Director of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, which encourages institutions of higher education to make publicly-funded medicine more affordable.

Shes got some crazy facts about the pharmaceutical industry that will blow your minds, and a hopeful vision for how we can fix the industry through direct involvement by the public (that means you!). 


UnfairNation by Ehsan Zaffar
UnfairNation is a podcast that discusses our nation's rising inequity and social, political and economic inequality. What it means for you and what you can do about it. Every so often we interview one person to understand their lived experience with inequality.
The UnfairNation Podcast is recorded at the historic Herald Examiner Building in Los Angeles, in collaboration with The Difference Engine at Arizona State University.
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