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“Fail First” Fails Patients
June 21, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT
Join BIO, June 21 from 9 – 10 a.m. ET for their Patient Advocacy Coffee Chat on Step Therapy: “Fail First” Fails Patients. When providers decide on the best course of treatment for their patients, patients should not have to jump through endless hoops to get that treatment. However, often, patients are forced to first fail on one or more therapies before they can access the medicine they were originally prescribed. Delaying access to the right therapy can lead to adverse health outcomes and even costlier interventions, such as surgeries and hospitalizations which could have been prevented. The bipartisan Safe Step Act would support patients and provide guardrails by requiring payers to implement clear and transparent processes for patients or prescribers to request an exception to a step therapy protocol. Join them to hear from patient advocates who are working on this very important issue.