The pharma industry revolves around one central purpose — creating life-saving medications to improve patient care. Yet all too often in the day-to-day grind of drug development, patient needs can get lost in translation.
This year’s PharmaVoice 100 patient heroes represent the forces in the industry working to ensure the compass stays pointed in the right direction. They strive every day to decrease barriers to participation in clinical trials and improve outreach to underrepresented populations.
Many are innovating new ways to integrate patient insights into the earliest stages of research, making sure that at every step of the way their teams never lose sight of a drug's end user.
And amid a tumultuous drug pricing landscape, these leaders are creating programs to break down costs and access barriers to help patients receive the care they need.
Here are our 2023 PharmaVoice 100 patient heroes — a group true servant leaders.
Jhasmine Pe Benito
“It’s not always easy but I practice crucial accountability. If I can’t demonstrate that muscle, how can I expect anyone else to?” Read more ➔
Dr. Jeffrey Dayno
“Learning from patients and caregivers to inform product development has helped transform the way the industry develops drugs.” Read more ➔
“I frequently remind my team that they are the tip of the spear in the battle to cure Type 1 diabetes.” Read more ➔
“My logo would be a globe with a DNA helix encircling it, reflecting my commitment to global healthcare innovation.” Read more ➔
“I keep teams motivated by making sure they feel challenged but not overwhelmed.” Read more ➔
“My hope is that through sharing my story, I can help inspire others to take a step toward their own possible – whatever that may be.” Read more ➔
“Having more educated, engaged patients is good for the healthcare system and is going to significantly change how we develop and commercialize new drugs.” Read more ➔
“One of the most exciting things I’m seeing is regulatory agencies involving the patient perspective and patient voice into development.” Read more ➔
Dr. Carl Marci
“These days, a simple glance at the headlines is all a psychiatrist needs to trigger a story about the importance of mental health and the extraordinary need to advance new treatments.” Read more ➔
“Before opening my laptop, I try to pause, take a deep breath, and ask myself: How is our work helping patients, caregivers and communities today?” Read more ➔