At AbbVie, our solutions start with science and end with a vision of a better future for patients around the world.
To deliver on our commitments to patients and the communities who rely on us, we take a broad perspective on improving healthcare.
We always look beyond the products we make in order to find better solutions for patients. In Australia we have created patient support programs to better support patients that go far beyond basic disease information and enable them to remain as active and independent as possible and ensure optimal care.
AbbVie’s support and services go far beyond basic disease information and recent examples in Australia include:
- Support of a program to help men with prostate cancer not only to manage their condition, but also gain strength, stamina and confidence in a community-based exercise program.
- Support of people living with chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease, by providing psychological support and helping them to set health goals and stay on the path to wellness.
Compassionate access to medicines for patients in need in accordance with TGA regulations. These patients may be unable to gain access to AbbVie medicines through reimbursement, and in a large number of cases AbbVie continues to provide these medicines for free for many years with no prospect of reimbursement. As part of AbbVie’s commitment to patient care we have provided free of charge medication to more than 1,000 patients in need during 2015 alone.