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WEGO Health Survey: Patient Leaders are Solidly Behind Drug Price Transparency

With consumers feeling the pinch of healthcare costs more intensely than ever, the debate over cost transparency is only getting more heated. Nobody is feeling that heat more than pharma. Prescription drugs are an ever-increasing share of our out-of-pocket medical costs. And by all accounts, it’s going to get worse. The CMS Office of the…

How Digital Therapeutics are Transforming the FDA

Digital therapeutics are poised to dramatically change the pharma landscape by marrying software with clinical interventions to produce more effective and economical treatments and therapies. As with any transformational change in a regulated industry, the development of digital therapeutics has initiated a regulatory transformation as well, one that promises to redefine the inner workings of…
Value of Patient Leader Content

The Value of Patient Leader Content [case study]

Regardless of where patients are in their treatment journeys, whether newly diagnosed or years into their diagnosis, they will most likely research condition-specific resources and information on new treatment options. More specifically, we found that Patient Leaders within the WEGO Health patient network are actively looking for these resources to share with their communities to help…

How to Advocate for Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma is a terrible kind of cancer to have. It is aggressive, deadly, and rarely diagnosed in time for treatment to extend life expectancies by very much time. If you know or love someone who is struggling with this illness, or who has passed away because of it, you can be an advocate fighting for…

Social Tone: Health Networks vs. Standard Communities

One of the things I love best about working at WEGO Health is hearing directly from Health Activists about their motivations for going – and staying – online; essentially, how the internet and social media has changed the lives of both patients and caregivers today.  Generally, we hear that people go online looking for support…
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