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Welcome to the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  This show is a window into the latest innovations in digital health and the changing dynamic between doctors and patients.

Topics on the show include

  • the emergence of precision medicine and breakthroughs in genomics
  • advances in biopharmaceuticals
  • age-related diseases and aging in place
  • using big data from wearables and sensors
  • transparency in the medical marketplace
  • challenges for connected health entrepreneurs

The audience includes researchers, medical professionals, patient advocates, entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, solution providers, students, journalists, and investors.

Jun 6, 2022

Sheila Frame is the President for the Americas at Amryt Pharma, founded on the belief that rare and ultra-rare diseases were an opportunity to support underserved patients differently than the big pharmaceutical companies could. With the acquisition of Mycapssa, Amryt is changing the treatment for the rare disease acromegaly from painful injections to the first and only twice-daily oral medication.

Shelia explains, "We're currently commercially, at least, in three different areas. So lipodystrophy is a pretty significant leptin deficiency for people who suffer from that. It's a fairly rare disease, with about 300 patients roughly in the US. The second one is in homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, and again, a very rare genetic disease, probably even fewer patients than what we see in lipodystrophy. And then the third area, of course, is acromegaly with Mycapssa, where we actually have products in the market."

"I think what's interesting about not only the technology that we have with Mycapssa but also the impact of taking a pill twice a day means that you have this sustained control of the drug in your system. I think patients are finding that that really helps them. And so beyond just the convenience of not having to go through monthly objections, but also just the way they feel by having that sustained control and the drug in their system."

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