Nearly everyone has seen the debilitating or devastating impact of illness, either first-hand, or through the experience of family members, friends, or co-workers.
Increasingly, however, advances in science and healthcare are yielding new medicines and ways to more effectively fight disease. This ongoing progress can be a source of hope for patients, as well as their families and friends.
As Novartis continues its efforts to develop innovative new medicines and generics to fight potentially deadly diseases ranging from heart failure to cancer, this is an appropriate moment to spell out the company’s commitments to patients in areas ranging from clinical trials to access to medicines.
The commitments are explained in the Novartis Patient Declaration, formally introduced at the Novartis Innovating for Patients event in Basel, Switzerland on June 29-30.
"Patients are at the heart of everything we do. We are determined to help people and families who live with many different health conditions to improve and extend their lives. With our patient declaration we clearly state exactly what patients can expect from us."
The declaration sets out the role Novartis plays and the company’s commitments in five key areas: