"Patient Centricity' is finally paying off for drug companies in a BIG way, but it has nothing to do with designing clinical trials or marketing, both of which could claim to have been patient centric for many years.
The big patient-centricity payoff for pharma is its relationship with patient advocacy groups that are recruited to lobby Congress, local governments and the FDA to support industry-friendly legislation (or defeat anti-industry legislation) and influence the FDA drug approval process.
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- The New, Patient-Centric FDA: A Double-edged Sword
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- #Pharma Turning Patients With Rare Diseases Into D.C. Lobbyists
- 93% of Patient Advocacy Groups Included in FDA Funding Discussions Receive $ from Pharma
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- Pharma's Rep Among Patient Groups Sinks to Near Historical Lows
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