“If the proposed changes to the protected classes are implemented, “the effect on patients and prescribers will be greater delay, less choice or options and more administrative/time costs to secure the treatments that are best for them individually,”
“Transparency in the prices of health care services is always a good thing — but finding the prices of drugs is generally easier for patients to find than other health care services that they get. More importantly, what patients are most interested in is what they personally will pay, and this ruling does not help them.” –Lisa Kennedy
“The question is how this will affect innovative drugs where there are fewer alternatives for patients. Any decision to use this approach needs to also be carefully evaluated in the context of how it could help or harm patients, which I’m sure CVS will do.…I can’t see a lot of benefits to this approach.”
“Only 68% of women get mammography and we know that this is much lower in Wyoming. We look to change this by bringing mammography straight to your doorstep so you don’t have to travel long distances. – Lisa Kennedy, Changing the state of women’s health in Wyoming
Treating the Individual: Personalized Medicine in the Community
“You have 30,000 women diagnosed with triple negative cancer every year in the US. Triple negative cancer is defined by what it isn’t and all we have to treat these cancers really is chemotherapy. There are no targeted treatments that women of color with this disease have today. With everything we know about the human genome – that cure is within our grasp – it’s not just leaving it to the scientists – it’s really bringing a community of women- multicultural women – to help us solve this very big problem. -Lisa Kennedy
Designed for Women by Women
“Cancer is a leading cause of death in the world and we envision a world where this is no longer a deadly disease, rather one that can be managed, slowed and even stopped in its tracks…that day can’t come soon enough. We want to reinvent the patient experience as we know it. By working together with smart partners, bringing the best ideas to market and working with patients and doctors, we can transform this disease. – Lisa Kennedy, Rethinking the patient journey in breast cancer.