When would you be most receptive to pharmaceutical companies contacting you?

Best time for pharmaceutical companies to contact patient 2013 This statistic displays those who agree with the question, "When would you be most receptive to pharmaceutical companies contacting you?", as of 2013. Some 75 percent of those who are currently taking long-term medication said they would be most receptive when they are about to start taking the medication to pharmaceutical company contact. Many believe it's important to have complementary services to pharmaceutical products.
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Total audienceCurrently taking long-term medicationCurrently taking short-term medicationCurrently taking lifestyle medication
When you are about to start taking the medication (examples of assistance or support: where to find the product, help determining if the medicine is right for you, information on taking the product, financial)74%75%69%74%
When you are already on a medication (examples of assistance or support: information on side effects, adherence assistance, finding patients with the same health issue)50%53%47%49%
When you are thinking about switching (examples of assistnace or support: comparison with alternative medicines, financial assistance/discounts)50%48%52%49%
There are no circumstances under which I find it appropriate or desirable for a pharmaceutical company to provide me assistance or support27%24%31%26%
Total audienceCurrently taking long-term medicationCurrently taking short-term medicationCurrently taking lifestyle medication
When you are about to start taking the medication (examples of assistance or support: where to find the product, help determining if the medicine is right for you, information on taking the product, financial)74%75%69%74%
When you are already on a medication (examples of assistance or support: information on side effects, adherence assistance, finding patients with the same health issue)50%53%47%49%
When you are thinking about switching (examples of assistnace or support: comparison with alternative medicines, financial assistance/discounts)50%48%52%49%
There are no circumstances under which I find it appropriate or desirable for a pharmaceutical company to provide me assistance or support27%24%31%26%
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This statistic displays those who agree with the question, "When would you be most receptive to pharmaceutical companies contacting you?", as of 2013. Some 75 percent of those who are currently taking long-term medication said they would be most receptive when they are about to start taking the medication to pharmaceutical company contact. Many believe it's important to have complementary services to pharmaceutical products.
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Release date
February 2014
Region
United States
Survey time period
September and October 2013
Number of respondents
2,000 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
Household income of over 25,000 USD

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