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Zola Jesus concert

I'm so happy I was able to see Zola Jesus at Ottobar in Baltimore on Wednesday night.

The concert was fantastic. I first heard Zola on Sirius XM Alt Nation this summer. She's an opera-trained indielectronic songstress from Wisconsin, and her third EP, Taiga, came out this past October.

The high price of prescription drugs

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I feel self-conscious about how infrequently I posted here on my blog between December and January.

Yesterday, I was listening to Radiolab's Worth episode, and one of the acts discusses how much a human life is worth--how much terminally ill people would be willing to pay for a drug that might give them one extra day or one extra year of life. A few years ago, a group of doctors boycotted a new colon cancer drug, Zaltrap, because it cost twice as much as drugs with similar outcomes. But what happens when a drug costs twice as much AND works twice as well?