At UCB, we have a fundamental commitment to enabling people living with severe diseases, their caregivers, and their families to live the lives they want. Barriers to appropriate care may materialize at many points on the patient journey – from diagnosis to decisions on optimal care, treatment affordability, and availability. Each barrier negatively impacts a person’s long-term health outcomes. UCB is committed to helping patients achieve their life goals, to create the best individual experience for them, and to ensure access for all patients who need our solutions in a way that is viable for patients, society, and UCB.
We recognize that in healthcare systems like the U.S., different kinds of coverage and patient out-of-pocket costs may create barriers to access, and we seek to find solutions to remove those barriers for those who need our medicines. We are committed to policies that will maximize affordable access to necessary care for patients and support reforms to improve healthcare for all patients. UCB has ongoing patient assistance programs in place for our products in the U.S., including patient assistance, co-pay assistance, and free or discounted goods depending on income level.
We are committed to ensuring that all patients have affordable, equitable access to the right medicine at the right time, regardless of age, ethnicity, geography, or economic circumstance. And, we are actively developing solutions to improve health equity as another important aspect of how we ensure those who need our medicines can access them.
When we think about access to medicines, we focus on three areas in the U.S.: