Is the FDA going broke? Can video games be drugs? And when did “Flashdance” come out?
We discuss all that and more on the latest episode of “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, STAT Washington correspondent Ike Swetlitz joins us to break down how the longest federal shutdown in history is impacting the FDA and forcing the drug industry into an uncomfortable spot. Then, we dig into the biotech company Immunomedics and its 37-year saga of ups and downs leading to a final moment of (likely) triumph. And then we’re joined by David Collins, a veteran voice actor from the “Star Wars” universe, to discuss his work on a video game meant to help kids with ADHD. Finally, there’s a lightning round, covering digital pills, conference consternation, and what sounds like a truly terrible biotech movie.
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