Jan 7, 2019
1. Development and validation of a score to detect paroxysmal atrial fibrillation after stroke. 2. [What's Trending]: Drug pricing and the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review framework. In the first segment, Dr. Andy Southerland talks with Dr. Timo Uphaus about his paper on the development and validation of a score to detect paroxysmal atrial fibrillation after stroke. In the second part of the podcast, Dr. Gordon Smith focuses his interview with Dr. Steve Pearson on the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review and drug pricing. DISCLOSURES: Dr. Southerland has severed on editorial boards for the Journal Neurology and is Section Editor for the Neurology Podcast. Dr. Timo Uphaus reports no disclosures. Dr. A. Gordon Smith has served on the scientific advisory board of the Regenesis Data Monitoring Committee; has served on the editorial boards for Continuum and Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology; has served as a consultant for Regenesis; has served on the speakers' bureau for Alexion; has received commercial research support from Impeto Medical SAS; and has received governmental research support from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Dr. Steve Pearson's Institute for Clinical and Economic Review has received membership dues from Aetna, Alnylam, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Anthem, AstraZeneca, Blue Shield of CA, Cambia Health Solution, CVS, Caremark, Editas, Express Scripts, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), HealthPartners, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co., National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC), Novartis, Premera Blue Cross, Prime Therapeutics, Regeneron, Sanofi, and United Healthcare; and has received foundation/society research support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the California Health Care Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Kaiser, East Bay Community Foundation, and the Commonwealth Fund.