Given recent news of drug company settlements, calls to action, policy moves, and more, this episode is a rerun of one of our very early explainers (episode #4 of 16 Minutes, 2019) on the opioid crisis.
Bio experts and a16z general partners Jorge Conde and Vijay Pande discuss on 16 Minutes (our shortform show where we discuss the headlines, tease apart what’s hype’ what’s real, and where we are on the long arc of innovation) with host Sonal Chokshi:
Where could tech come in, even with the broader social, cultural, and structural context involved here?
Jorge Conde is a general partner on the Bio + Health team at Andreessen Horowitz, focused on therapeutics, diagnostics, life sciences tools, and software.
Vijay Pande is the founding general partner of the Bio + Health team at Andreessen Horowitz, focused on the cross-section of biology and computer science.
Sonal Chokshi is Editor in Chief of Crypto at Andreessen Horowitz.
16 minutes is a short news podcast covering the top headlines of the week, separating what’s real from what’s hype.