Collaboration

Lilly strives to unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world.

We believe when health care professionals (HCPs) and health care organizations (HCOs) work together with the biopharmaceutical industry, patients benefit. Collaboration makes new medicines possible, provides better insight into unmet patient needs, and delivers quality health education.

Research

Collaboration with HCPs and academic institutions makes breakthroughs in medical treatment possible. HCPs, researchers, and scientists help us discover potential new molecules and compounds, which may ultimately become new medications. To make sure these potential new medicines work, HCPs help us design and conduct a series of clinical studies that may span years and include thousands of patients per study.

Working in collaboration with physicians and researchers makes it possible to take discoveries made in the lab and advance them into safe and effective new medicines for patients.

Advise

Engaging with HCPs in two-way conversations allows us to understand better the treatment challenges that physicians and patients face each day. Lilly interacts with a wide variety of academic researchers, HCPs, scientists, and health educators to gain valuable insights that help us research new potential treatments. At the same time, our collaboration with these HCPs helps us design more effective, relevant clinical trials that offer meaningful outcomes to patients.

Educate

What we've heard from physicians and other HCPs is that they value the opportunity to learn from their peers. Lilly facilitates opportunities for peer-to-peer education by connecting professionals who have real-life experience with diseases and knowledge of treatment options with those who may not be as experienced. In some cases, Lilly works to connect patients and caregivers with HCPs in an effort to provide education towards better health management.

We also engage with physicians and their staff members through regular office visits and presentations by Lilly representatives. Through these interactions we share the latest information about our medicines including the benefits and risks, the diseases they treat, and the patients for which a medicine might be appropriate. At the same time, physicians and their staff members share with us their invaluable experiences with patient care, obstacles and needs, which we can then use to continuously improve the patient experience with our products.

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