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Patient Engagement & Advocacy

Patient Engagement & Advocacy

Patient Advocacy: Our Mission in Action 

Advocating for patients is core to our mission. One way we do this is by building long-standing relationships with patient advocates and patient advocacy organizations that share our values. Together, we work to raise awareness of patient needs, advance patient-centered drug development and increase access to medicines and other forms of treatment in support of patient health and well-being for people living with psychiatric and neurological disorders.


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Patient-Inspired Research

We actively seek input from patients and advocates early in our drug development process to help identify unmet patient needs and inform our research. These engagement efforts help us design clinical trials and programs with specific patient outcomes in mind. We continue to consult with patients through application for regulatory approval for our medicines and beyond, so that patient perspectives continue to inform our work.

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Learning from
Lived Experience

The challenges presented by addiction, serious mental illness, narcolepsy and other neurological disorders can impact every aspect of life. Across our endeavors, we are purposeful about staying connected to the reality of living with these diseases. Much of our charitable work focuses on helping to address the comprehensive needs of those impacted by serious diseases in our therapeutic areas of focus.

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July 29, 2020

Respecting and Amplifying Voices

We are committed to amplifying authentic stories of people who live with – or those who care for people who live with – complex psychiatric and neurological disorders. This includes some of our own employees. Our hope is to help combat the widespread stigma associated with serious mental illness, substance use disorders and sleep disorders, and build greater compassion and understanding for people living with these conditions. 


Our Patient-Centric Culture

Guided by values
United in our purpose
Committed to doing the right thing
Inspired and motivated by patients every day

Actively Engaged in the Community

Alkermes employees are proud to participate when our communities gather to express support for people living with serious mental illness. Through our national sponsorship of NAMI Walks, we have walked together with patients and families at events across the U.S. for several years.

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