History Of The 27 Club, What State Lawmakers Passed, Why Is Medication So Expensive In America?

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Heard On Central Time

Rob Ferrett and Gene Purcell discuss the careers of musicians including Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain who died when they were 27–part of what one guest calls the 27 Club. Then they check in on what state lawmakers are debating at the end of the fall 2013 session and find out why prescription medications are more expensive in the United States than in any other country.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Howard Sounes Guest
  • Patrick Marley Guest
  • Gerard Anderson Guest
  • Amanda Magnus Producer