Journalism Grants

Funding For:

What You Really Need to Know About Drug Development

Cost & Quality / Health Care Coverage / Health Care Reform


Healthcare Triage

Grant Period:

Feb 01, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022



Summary of the Project:

This project will inform the public about the FDA drug approval process, covering topics including increasing off-label drug use, the approval of expensive drugs such as Aduhelm, emergency use authorizations (EUAs), and how harmful opioids made it to market.

About the Grantee:

Healthcare Triage is an online video series about health care hosted by Aaron E. Carroll, MD, and the Healthcare Triage team, who explain health care policy, medical research and answer viewer questions about medicine, health and health care.

Related Grantee Work

June 10, 2022

How Do Drugs Get Invented?

In this first episode, Healthcare Triage discusses the drug approval process from the discovery phase all the way to what happens after its approval.

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June 17, 2022

Not All Drugs Get Approved the Same Way: Exceptions to FDA Rules

In this episode, Healthcare Triage discusses alternate drug approval pathways. Watch here:

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June 21, 2022

Just Because a Drug is FDA Approved Doesn't Mean it Works

In this third and final episode, Healthcare Triage discusses recent controversies about some drugs that have taken alternative routes to FDA approval.

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