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I Can Taste the Gravy™ ft. The Vagibonds Podcast

Created September 8, 2017 by The Short Coat Podcast
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Katee Verhoef and Corbin Weaver, from the new show  The Vagibonds Podcast  are in the studio to talk about their work discussing feminism through the OB/GYN student lens, as well as how they never introduce their co-host who just happens to be familiar to the SCP audience.

Plus, we explore the taste of medications.  Right out of the research lab,  they usually  taste gross.  This is why pharmaceutical companies  go to  a lot of effort sweetening them up, otherwise you’d throw up instead of being soothed. But Dave suspects that Big Pharma hasn’t fully considered the possibilities for how medicine should taste, so he devises one of his ‘experiments’ to test whether medicine should taste like ham and gravy baby food instead.  Katee, Corbin,  Elizabeth Shirazi and Hillary O’Brien help Dave  test  this medical marketing breakthrough (psst, GSK, call us!).  And listeners Evelyn and “Maynard” wrote in with feedback and questions for The Short Coats.  And  Ryan Gray, MD of the  Specialty Stories Podcast  wrote in offering a clarification of our answer to  Terel’s recent question.

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Perhaps a bigger breakthrough, however, is the news that the FDA is willing to consider evidence that  MDMA (or ecstasy) could be a “Breakthrough Therapy”  for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.  And what about the new genetically engineered T-cells designed to  seek out and destroy childhood leukemia, which the FDA has actually approved?

On  The Short Coat Podcast,  medical students from the University of Iowa and their co-host Dave Etler discuss news, fresh views, helpful clues, and interviews. Hear new episodes on  iTunes  and the  Short Coat Podcast website  every Thursday, republished Fridays on the Student Doctor Network.

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