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The Importance of Patient Advocacy

EBR: What is the patient advocacy function within a pharmaceutical company and why is it important?

Jennifer McGrain: The role of a patient advocate is to serve as a liaison between the patient community and a pharmaceutical company – it is an essential part of incorporating the patient voice into company programmes as both parties look to secure optimal outcomes for the end-users. The role addresses three key goals:

• Build relationships with the patient community to uncover their needs and concerns, better understand the unmet needs for their condition, and determine how we can help improve their experience
• Raise awareness of the disease and treatments in development with policymakers in an effort to improve patient access to therapies upon approval
• Educate the patient community about new research opportunities for their disease to ensure that they are informed

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Jennifer McGrain, MS RRT, is Coordinator of Patient Advocacy at Zambon. Zambon is an Italian family-owned multinational chemical and pharma company founded in 1906. Jen has 20 years of experience working in healthcare. Her early career was spent working at the bedsides of patients as a Respiratory Therapist. She then helped patients while working as a Clinical Research Coordinator in Pulmonary and Critical Care departments. Before moving into pharma, Jen worked at Hartford Hospital, the Pennsylvania State University’s Hershey Medical Center, and the University of Maryland Medical Center, US. Jen’s role in patient advocacy has been a natural transition of approach to impact patients in a positive way. She is responsible for incorporating the patient voice into all programmes at Zambon.
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