This episode we go to a future with pirates!
There always has to be at least one pirate episode per season. This time it’s pharmaceutical pirates.
Autonomous tells the story of two main characters: Jack the pharmaceutical pirate, and Palladin the bot that is trying to hunt her down. A few cool links related to Autonomous:
- How to Write a Novel Set More Than 125 Years in the Future
- Robots need civil rights, too
- Sword and Laser podcast #306 – Indentured Robotude w/ Annalee Newitz
- Pirates and Robots Square Off Over Drugs in Annalee Newitz’s Debut Novel
- In A Future Ruled By Big Pharma, A Robot Tentatively Explores Freedom — And Sex: ‘Autonomous’
For our episode, we focused on the pharmaceutical piracy part of the book. And to talk to us about the nitty gritty of how pharmaceuticals are made, and how they’re protected by patents, I talked to Jason Kahana, the founder and president of a small biotech company called Integrity Biosolutions, and Charles Duan, the director of the Patent Reform Project at Public Knowledge. [Full disclosure: my father and Jason know each other and have worked together in the past.]
- These Aren’t the Patent Remedies You’re Looking For (No, Really)
- Teva Pharmaceuticals Antitrust Settlement is a Win for Competition
- Martin Shkreli Is Big Pharma’s Biggest A**hole
- Drug C.E.O. Martin Shkreli Arrested on Fraud Charges
- Yusuf Hamied, generic drugs boss
- The Treasure of Mumbai
- Pharmaceutical deformulation
- The Role of Reverse Engineering in the Development of Generic Formulations
- The Impact of the US Food and Drug Administration Chlorofluorocarbon Ban on Out-of-pocket Costs and Use of Albuterol Inhalers Among Individuals With Asthma
- Do Patents Disclose Useful Information?
- We Are Definitely Against Indefiniteness in Patents
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