March 14, 2023

Mark Cuban to visit VUMC on March 23; discussion to be livestreamed

Vanderbilt University Medical Center will host a “Discussion with Mark Cuban: How Cost Plus Drugs Is Innovating to Lower Prescription Drug Prices in America” on Thursday, March 23, at 12:15 p.m. at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Professor of Health Policy Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, and VUMC Urologic Oncology fellow Ruchika Talwar, MD, will join the discussion.

All members of the Vanderbilt community are invited to livestream this event. They can access the livestream here.

Cuban is a businessman who owns the Dallas Mavericks NBA team and is an investor on the ABC television show “Shark Tank.” He is also the founder of the online business Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Co., which offers prescription drugs at discounted prices.

The discussion will explore implications of the Journal of Urology paper that shows Cuban’s new drug company could save patients $1.29 billion a year based on 2020 Medicare Part D expenditures on the nine most popular urological drugs. The study was authored by Talwar and Sam S. Chang, MD, MBA, Patricia and Rodes Hart Endowed Professor of Urologic Surgery and VUMC Chief Surgical Officer, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center.