143 – DD pt1: Half a BILLION Dollars!?
This is the LAUNCH of the Two Disabled Dudes Drug Development Series. We have 5 experts lined up to field our questions about the process and how we as patients can insert our influence. This episode is an overview of the Drug Development Process which helps us understand how to avoid spending half a billion dollars on a dead end. Barbara Tate is the Chief Scientific Officer for the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). She has an impressive resume and a great sense of humor. She went from academic science, to big pharma, to venture capital, to nonprofit, and now she graciously shares her knowledge and wisdom with us. Our next episode features John Crowley who is played by Brendan Fraser in the movie Extraordinary Measures.