Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. | Commitments in Pain Care
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There are multiple treatments available
There are multiple treatments available for people suffering from pain, ranging from non-medication interventions (e.g., acupuncture or massage) to over-the-counter and prescription medications. Patients should work with their healthcare providers to find the best treatment approach that will balance the risks and benefits of the treatments for their unique situation. Often, the best path forward is an integrated approach.
We recognize pain management may require the appropriate use of prescription medicines including controlled substances such as opioids, and these medicines are also associated with serious risks such as diversion, misuse, abuse, addiction or overdose. We are also cognizant of the tragic individual and societal consequences that can result from the improper use of prescription medicines.
We are Committed to
Being a part of the solution to prescription drug misuse, abuse, addiction and overdose.
- We are establishing and maintaining a leadership presence with ongoing community engagement and third-party organization sponsorship and partnership activities.
Supporting the well-being and treatment of patients who suffer from pain, and providing prescription medicines to treat their pain and other related conditions.
Our Growing Portfolio
- We are actively researching and developing pain management medications as well as offering a variety of new treatment options for patients through our growing portfolio that we hope will provide them with relief from pain and opioid-related side effects.
Educating healthcare providers, patients, families and caregivers on the appropriate use of pain medicines, and recognizing and preventing their potential for diversion, misuse, abuse, addiction and overdose.
Education and Advocacy Support
- We are engaging with third-party advocacy and professional groups to identify areas in need of additional support and education, including important tools and resources that enable patients and their healthcare providers to have meaningful conversations about topics such as safe storage and disposal of prescription pain medicines.
Monitoring prescribing and distribution patterns for signs of inappropriate prescribing or diversion of these medications.
Data Monitoring and Response Program
- We are implementing an internal prescription monitoring program to track prescribing and distribution patterns for signs of inappropriate prescribing or diversion of opioid medications.
Ensuring employees are reliable, trustworthy sources of information about pain treatments, and that our communications about pain medicines will be truthful, accurate and respect the seriousness of the condition being treated, as well as the potential risks associated with these medicines.
- Ongoing compliance training and additional all-employee and role-specific trainings to ensure the company's employees are knowledgeable about the benefits and potential risks of opioid treatments, covering a variety of topics including the sciences of addiction and the impact and burden of opioid misuse and abuse.
- The company-wide program underscores our dedication to being a responsible leader in the pain therapeutic area.
Adhering to ethical and socially responsible business practices at all times, and conducting our business fairly, honestly, with integrity, and in accordance with Daiichi Sankyo's Standards of Business Conduct.
- Our Standards of Business Conduct are the fundamental principles by which every employee is expected to work.