RARECast: USA’s Royal Pains Throws Spotlight on Rare Diseases

May 22, 2015

Royal Pains, the television program about a concierge doctor in the Hamptons, begins its seventh season on the USA Network June 2nd. As the new season begins, the shows is expected to take an increased focus on rare diseases as the mysterious billionaire Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz has decided to fund a rare disease research center. We spoke to Royal Pains Executive Producer Michael Rauch, Executive Producer Carol Flint, and series star Mark Feuerstein, about the show, the role rare diseases have played on it, and how rare disease themes may play out in the episodes ahead.


RARECast is a weekly series by Daniel S. Levine. Levine is an award-winning business journalist who has reported on the life sciences, economic development, and business policy issues throughout his 25-year career. He founded Levine Media Group in 2013, which produces The Bio Report and RARECast podcasts. Read his full bio here. 

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