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Giving Patients the Opportunity to Save Their Own Lives (Guest: Bart Madden)

March 29, 2018

Bart Madden, author of Free to Choose Medicine, talks about how implementing the practices he details will provide patients access to life-saving drugs faster at a lower cost.

Bart Madden, pioneer of the Free to Choose Medicine program, talks about the problems with getting drugs approved.  Madden speaks of how it can take billions of dollars to get a drug approved.  Further, this process can take an entire decade. Madden points out that people need these drugs but have to suffer because of the FDA’s arduous drug approval process.

Bart Madden believes the solution is Free to Choose Medicine, a program Madden pioneered.  Free to Choose Medicine increases patient access to non-approved FDA drugs through informed decisions with their doctors.  For more on the program, head to or search for the program at

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Bartley J. Madden retired as a managing director of Credit Suisse HOLT after a career in investment research and money management that included the founding of Callard Madden & Associates.