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Dr. Utibe Essien: Who Gets Access to Innovative Treatments? (Health & Veritas Ep. 52)

On the Health & Veritas podcast, Yale physician-professors Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz talk about the latest news and ideas in healthcare and seek out the truth amid the noise. In this episode, Harlan reports on a new study testing the effectiveness of the OCD drug fluvoxamine in treating COVID; Howie reflects on the potential of continuous glucose monitoring for people with diabetes. And they’re joined by Dr. Utibe Essien of the University of Pittsburgh to discuss the barriers preventing people of color from getting innovative new treatments and medications.

Utibe Essien

Utibe Essien

  • Utibe Essien
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine ; Core Investigator, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
  • Howard P. Forman
    Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Economics, Public Health, and Management; Co-founder, Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Health Equity Leadership, MD/MBA Program, and MBA for Executives Program
  • Harlan M. Krumholz
    Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine and Director of the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Listen now:


“Fluvoxamine for Outpatient Treatment of COVID-19: A Decentralized, Placebo-controlled, Randomized, Platform Clinical Trial”

Utibe Essien: “Association of Neighborhood Disadvantage and Anticoagulation for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation in the Veterans Health Administration: the REACH-AF Study”

“Prevalence and Correlates of Patient Rationing of Insulin in the United States: A National Survey”

Harlan Krumholz: “Life Expectancy after Myocardial Infarction by Hospital Performance”

“Racial bias in pain assessment and treatment recommendations, and false beliefs about biological differences between blacks and whites”

Antiracism in Medicine podcast

“Intermittently Scanned Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Type 1 Diabetes”

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