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    • Boy in the Bubble

    • By: Matthew Herper, Nathan Vardi
    • Narrated by: Ken Borgers
    • Length: 20 mins
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    As the biotech market boils over, prodigy Vivek Ramaswamy is engineering a flurry of deals that rescue drugs forgotten by the big firms. It might make him a billionaire at 30.

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    • Solving Pharma's Shkreli Problem

    • By: Matthew Herper
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 17 mins
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    We have a new measure for claims about drug prices: the Shkreli test. How would any justification for raising the cost of a drug sound coming out of Martin Shkreli’s mouth rather than smoothly parsed in legally vetted sound bites? Some price hikes, like those for innovative drugs, clearly pass. But many others don’t.

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    • Refer Madness

    • By: Matthew Herper
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Should Big Data pick your next doctor?

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    • Regeneron's George Yancopoulos Becomes Pharma's First Billionaire R&D Chief

    • By: Matthew Herper
    • Narrated by: Ken Borgers
    • Length: 3 mins
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    27 years ago George Yancopoulos was a scientific superstar, a professor of biology at Columbia at age 28. But his father, a first-generation Greek immigrant, kept complaining about how little academia paid.

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    • Global 2000: Hall of Fame CEOs on Growth, Good Advice, and the Next Decade

    • By: Christopher Helman, Matthew Herper
    • Narrated by: Ken Borgers
    • Length: 9 mins
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    There are many trends marking the 2015 edition of the Forbes Global 2000, a ranking of the world’s largest companies. Whether it’s continued rise of powerful Chinese companies, the consistency of Berkshire Hathaway or Apple’s continued march up our list, the Global 2000 rankings reinforce the trends shaping the world’s businesses, growth trends and markets.

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    • Pain and Gain

    • By: Matthew Herper, Michela Tindera
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 21 mins
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    John Kapoor made his billions by letting his drug companies push legal and ethical limits - which was fine when he was peddling blood-pressure pills, but not once he started selling one of the strongest narcotics in the world.

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    • Glaxo Takes Its Medicine

    • By: Matthew Herper
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Here's how Sir Andrew Witty, who is due to end an eight-year tenure as the chief executive of British drug giant GlaxoSmithKline, would like to be remembered: in his shirtsleeves, in sub-Saharan Africa, meeting with impoverished villagers and then persuading first-world politicians of the need for drugs in the developing world. As the chief executive whose company developed a malaria vaccine and was first to test a vaccine for the Ebola virus.

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    • Moderna’s Mystery Medicines

    • By: Nathan Vardi, Matthew Herper
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Backed by world-class science, a stealthy biotech has raised $1.9 billion by promising to change medicine forever. A new lawsuit opens a rare window into its secrets.

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    • Rx for Success

    • By: Matthew Herper
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 12 mins
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    Venture capitalist Robert Nelsen is sitting on a couch in his office in Seattle dressed like a rock star in tight-fitting black jeans, a black T-shirt and motorcycle boots. It’s almost lunchtime, so he reaches into a duffel and pulls out two giant Ziploc bags, one containing prescription pills, the other stuffed with vitamins and supplements. The goal: a personal, n-of-1 experiment that’s aimed at extending his life and would never make it into any scientific journal.

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    • How to Cheat Death

    • By: Matthew Herper
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 15 mins
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    Craig Venter, the man who mapped the human genome, is back with a $25,000 physical he hopes can extend your life — and make him a billionaire.

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    • This Giant Drug Firm Won't Invent Medicines. Investors Are Cheering

    • By: Matthew Herper
    • Narrated by: Ken Borgers
    • Length: 19 mins
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    Brent Saunders generated $25 billion in value for investors by flipping drug companies rather than discovering new drugs. Is this the future of the pharmaceutical business?

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    • The God Pill

    • By: Matthew Herper
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 19 mins
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    A brilliant Turkish-American billionaire thinks he can heal arthritis, cure baldness and erase wrinkles. And that’s just the start, as he aims to reverse the aging process itself.

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