S5-7.6 – MASLD Patient Advocates’ Recommendations for Others after Rezdiffra Approval

S5-7.6 - MASLD Patient Advocates' Recommendations for Others after Rezdiffra Approval
MASLD patient advocates consider new needs and opportunities for other stakeholders after the Rezdiffra approval and launch.

So far, this conversation has focused on Rezdiffra approval and its many forms of impact on MASLD patient advocates. This conversation considers their recommendation for others.

The conversation starts with Roger Green’s final question. He asks each panelist to identify a stakeholder group that can take a valuable lesson from this episode and what that lesson should be.

Wayne Eskridge goes first. Wayne focuses on the need for Madrigal and the various professional societies to increase education and information support for the gastrointestinal community.

Mike Betel and Jenn Jones hope the Rezdiffra approval will lead to greater research investment and a broader, deeper focus for their investments. Louise Campbell returns to the need for provider education, this time for medical nursing and allied health professionals. She also believes organizations need to recruit greater nursing capacity.

Jeff McIntyre asserts that if nutrition and physical activity are critical adjuncts to drug therapy, the entire healthcare community needs to advocate for access and reimbursement to dieticians, physical therapists, exercise specialists, and other supportive professionals. Tony Villiotti returns once more to education, mentioning the need to increase scale. He also discusses some specific topics that will merit more focus.

Finally, Roger Green discusses two different forms of optimism: optimism among patients that they can be treated and, separately, optimism among investors that increasing the scale and scope of their investments will provide good returns.

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