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New Hastings Conversations Podcast: What Should Count as Evidence that a New Medicine is Safe and Effective?

Does a new medicine or diagnostic test work? Is it safe? Should the government approve it and insurers pay for it? In this episode of Hastings Conversations, Hastings Center president Mildred Z. Solomon sat down with research scholars Karen J. Maschke and Michael K. Gusmano to understand policy disputes about what counts as evidence that medical technologies are safe and effective. The discuss cases from their new book, Debating Modern Medical Technologies: The Politics of Safety, Effectiveness, and Patient Access.

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