Why drug companies must help patients actually take medicines | Dr Matt Bonam

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  • r Matt Bonam from AstraZeneca explains why drug companies are moving towards more holistic models of healthcare, and why helping patients take the medicines that are right for them, in a way that’s right for them, matters.

    Dr Bonam is Head of Biopharmaceuticals R&D Digital Patient Health & Innovation at AstraZeneca, and his work focuses on how to use new technologies to help ensure patients are getting the most benefit from their medicines – through taking the medicines at the right time, and in the right way.

    This video was recorded at the Academy of Medical Sciences and Royal Society joint conference on Healthy Ageing, held in February 2020. The UK Government has set the Grand Challenge of achieving five extra years of healthy older age by 2035, but achieving this will be reliant on innovations in research and health and social care systems that benefit people of all ages and backgrounds. https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2020/02/tof-healthy-ageing/

    This meeting forms part of the Royal Society’s Transforming our Future series: https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/industry-innovation/transforming-our-future/

    The meeting was also part of the Academy of Medical Sciences’ FORUM programme, which brings together industry, academia and the NHS, and the charity, regulatory and wider healthcare sectors. FORUM provides an independent platform to bring together leaders from across the life sciences sector to discuss scientific opportunities, technology trends, translational challenges and strategic choices in healthcare. Find out more: https://acmedsci.ac.uk/policy/forum

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