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hy would someone hire topless dancers for an industry party? Are investors overestimating the market for fatty-liver drugs? And how many lives do biotech entrepreneurs get?

We discuss all that and more in the latest episode of “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. Tune in for a conversation about the fallout over a biotech party that featured topless dancers slathered in company logos, and stick around for an interview with UC San Francisco cardiologist Ethan Weiss about NASH. Then we talk to STAT’s Alex Hogan about his documentary, which intimately documents the opioid crisis by following the fates of his childhood friends in Somerville, Mass. Plus there’s the return of a female libido pill, and the latest from a pair of storied biotech entrepreneurs.

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