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Market Corner Conversations: Merrill Goozner, Modern Healthcare Editor Emeritus & Author

Merrill Goozner passionately points out the stark contrast between well-functioning industries and the US pharma industry, especially its relationship with the government and pharma pricing. Dave Johnson certainly relates to Merrill’s perspective.

Merrill Goozner, Modern Healthcare Editor Emeritus

In Episode 17 of Market Corner Conversations, Merrill and Dave discuss the ills the pharmaceutical industry has foisted on the US people and economy and the waste in our system. And they explore possible solutions to the dysfunction, while admitting that the change will be drastic.

Merrill Goozner is Editor Emeritus of Modern Healthcare, having served as Editor from 2012-2017. During his four decades in journalism, he served as a foreign, national and chief economics correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and as a professor of journalism at New York University. He is the author of The $800 Million Pill: The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs.

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David W. Johnson CEO

David Johnson is the CEO of 4sight Health, a thought leadership and advisory company working at the intersection of strategy, economics, innovation and capital formation. Dave wakes up every morning trying to fix America’s broken healthcare system. Prior to founding 4sight Health in 2014, Dave had a long and successful career in healthcare investment banking. He is a graduate of Colgate University and earned a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School.

Employing his knowledge and experience in health policy, economics, statistics, behavioral finance, disruptive innovation, organizational change and complexity theory, Dave writes and speaks on pro-market healthcare reform. His first book Market vs. Medicine: America’s Epic Fight for Better, Affordable Healthcare, and his second book, The Customer Revolution in Healthcare: Delivering Kinder, Smarter, Affordable Care for All (McGraw-Hill 2019), are available for purchase on