Health Literacy and the Life Sciences

Health Literacy and the Life Sciences

Can Health Literacy Boost Transparency in the Life Sciences? Transparency is highly beneficial in the life sciences—leading to more engagement among patients and lower dropout rates for clinical trials. The American College of Physicians defines transparency as the...
How Can We Improve Health Literacy?

How Can We Improve Health Literacy?

How Can Health Literacy Be Improved? The health care system can be difficult for patients to navigate, particularly for those who lack sufficient health literacy skills. Health literacy is the ability to understand basic health information and services, and it is a...
What is Health Literacy?

What is Health Literacy?

What Is Health Literacy? Health literacy allows patients to understand the health information and services being offered to them and become more engaged in their treatment plans. Unfortunately, health literacy skills are considerably low for most patients. According...
How to Price a New Drug for Health Insurance

How to Price a New Drug for Health Insurance

Entering the market with a new drug can be a competitive experience for pharmaceutical companies—particularly if they lack established connections with major companies in the industry. Although there can be many barriers to entry, it is possible for emerging companies...
Health Literacy and the Life Sciences

3 Proven Ways to Lower Drug Costs

Pharmaceutical drugs can be costly, posing an issue for both the patient and the payer. Pharmaceutical companies can manage these high drug costs by implementing risk management programs. These programs allow companies to reduce their own spending while lowering drug...
The Value of Different Patient Perspectives

The Value of Different Patient Perspectives

What Is the Value of Different Patient Perspectives? Patient advocates play a crucial, if sometimes overlooked, role in advocating for patients and ensuring that pharmaceutical companies consider issues affecting patient communities in their development process....
What is Health Literacy?

The 3 Types of Patient Experts

While there is a significant crossover between patients and patient advocacy groups, one might see Patient advocates from a special lens because they often have a broader perspective of issues facing the patient community at large. We may contrast this with the...
Technology is Changing the Role of the Patient

Technology is Changing the Role of the Patient

​How Is Technology Changing the Role of the Patient? As patient engagement becomes increasingly important in healthcare, various communities have sprung up to encourage patient participation. Emerging technologies have facilitated these communities—allowing patient...
Has the Patient Become More Important in Healthcare?

Has the Patient Become More Important in Healthcare?

Has the Patient Become More Important in Healthcare? Patient centricity and patient engagement are terms often used by healthcare providers to signify that they personalize their treatments for patients, however, these terms can often be abstract and difficult to...
Pharmacogenomics: Post-Drug Development

Pharmacogenomics: Post-Drug Development

Pharmacogenomics: Post-Drug Development Pharmacogenomics is the study of genes and how they impact drug response in certain individuals. This information allows physicians to customize treatment plans for their patients by taking into account a patient’s genetic...

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