Navigation Links
Patient Advocate Foundation and Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announce Partnership for Narcolepsy CareLine
Date:7/19/2012

HAMPTON, Va. and DUBLIN, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) and Jazz Pharmaceuticals  (Nasdaq: JAZZ)have partnered to launch the Narcolepsy CareLine, a dedicated hotline (866-538-7617) providing support services to the narcolepsy patient community.  The hotline is staffed by a team of professionals from PAF, a national non-profit organization with experience in customized patient-focused case management.

Narcolepsy is a chronic neurologic brain disorder caused by the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally, and can affect all aspects of a patient's life, emotionally, physically, socially and academically. Impacting 1 in approximately 2,000 people in the United States of America, narcolepsy symptoms can lead to a variety of complications, such as limitations on education and employment opportunities, driving or machine accidents, difficulties at work resulting in disability, forced retirement or job dismissal and depression. It is estimated today that between 125,000 and 200,000 people are affected by this disorder in the United States.

Through the Narcolepsy CareLine, narcolepsy patients, their caregivers and healthcare providers can now receive individualized support services including assistance with insurance appeals, guidance with insurance benefit reimbursement and benefit programs, assistance with Medicare, Medicaid and Disability screening and enrollment, as well as referrals to local, state or federal resources.  Further details, web contact forms and a full list of services available through the Narcolepsy CareLine can be found by calling 1-866-538-7617 or at narcolepsy.pafcareline.org

"We are so pleased to have this opportunity to support narcolepsy patients by providing a resource to assist with the potential access barriers and practical challenges that they face," says Beth Patterson, president of mission delivery of Patient Advocate Foundation. "Both patients and providers will benefit from the guidance and expertise of the case managers at Patient Advocate Foundation." 

Bruce Cozadd, chairman and chief executive officer of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, a specialty biopharmaceutical company stated, "Our company is committed to forming partnerships and broadening the services offered to patients with narcolepsy. The Narcolepsy CareLine is a great example of how two organizations can come together on behalf of patients."

About Patient Advocate Foundation

PAF is a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of financial stability relative to their diagnosis of chronic, life threatening or debilitating disease. Patient Advocate Foundation has been consistently rated as a 4-star "exceptional" charity by Charity Navigator, the foremost independent evaluator of charities in the United States. For more information about Patient Advocate Foundation, please visit www.patientadvocate.org. 

About Jazz Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: JAZZ)

Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients' lives by identifying, developing and commercializing products that address unmet medical needs. The company has a diverse portfolio of products in the areas of narcolepsy, oncology, pain, psychiatry and women's health. The company's U.S. marketed products in these areas include: Xyrem® (sodium oxybate), Erwinaze™ (asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi), Prialt® (ziconotide intrathecal infusion), FazaClo® (clozapine USP) HD and LD, Luvox CR® (fluvoxamine maleate) and Elestrin® (estradiol gel 0.06%). Outside of the U.S., Jazz Pharmaceuticals also has a number of products marketed by an international division, EUSA Pharma.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. ARUP Laboratories Pathologist, Ronald L. Weiss, MD, Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Patient Care and Pathology
2. Theravalues Confirms Beneficial Effects of Theracurmin™ on Diastolic Function in Hypertensive Patients
3. Bayer HealthCares Cotavance® Drug Eluting Balloon With Paccocath® Technology Reduced Five-Year Target Lesion Revascularization Rates by 59 Percent in PAD Patients Compared to Those Treated With Uncoated Balloon
4. New Subanalyses of RE-LY® Trial Evaluate PRADAXA in Subsets of Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation
5. Nations Best Health Care Organizations for Patient Satisfaction, Core Measures Honored by Press Ganey
6. Antelope Valley Hospital Converts to Masimo rainbow SET for State-of-the-Art Noninvasive Patient Monitoring Capabilities
7. Clionsky Neuro Systems (CNS-Neuro) Announces Publication of Study Finding Elderly Patients Unable to Recognize Their Memory Loss
8. S*BIOs Novel JAK2 Inhibitor Pacritinib (SB1518) and Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor Pracinostat (SB939) Demonstrate Promising Activity in Phase 2 Studies for Patients with Myelofibrosis (MF)
9. Candelis and Microsoft Team Up to Empower Patients
10. Novartis Highlights Advances for Patients With Breast Cancer and Hematological Diseases With Over 160 SABCS and ASH Abstracts
11. CSL Behring Awards LEAD Grant to Patient Organizations to Educate Constituents on State Insurance Exchanges
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/4/2016)... LEXINGTON, Massachusetts , February 4, 2016 - New ... --> - New FDA action date of July ... date of July 22, 2016   - ... the U.S. in the past decade indicated for the treatment of signs and ... Lifitegrast has the potential to be the only product approved in the ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... 4, 2016  CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO ... flagship CytoSorb® blood filter to treat deadly inflammation ... world, announced that CEO Dr. Phillip Chan ... Capital Group,s 2016 Disruptive Growth & Healthcare Conference, ... Conference Presentation Details: Where: Convene ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... Feb. 4, 2016 Sinovac Biotech Ltd. ("Sinovac" ... provider of biopharmaceutical products in China ... board of directors received on February 4, 2016 a ... a consortium comprised of PKU V-Ming ( Shanghai ... Ltd., CICC Qianhai Development ( Shenzhen ) ...
(Date:2/3/2016)... 2016  Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSCO ... KL4 surfactant therapies for respiratory diseases, today announced ... inducement award as a component of employment compensation ... President and Chief Executive Officer.  The award was ... 1, 2016 and granted as an inducement material ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:2/3/2016)... , February 3, 2016 ... market research report "Automated Fingerprint Identification System Market by ... Search), Application (Banking & Finance, Government, Healthcare, and Transportation) ... MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to be worth USD ... 21.0% between 2015 and 2020. The transformation and technology ...
(Date:2/2/2016)... 2016  BioMEMS devices deployed in hospitals ... medical screening and diagnostic applications, such as ... that facilitate and assure continuous monitoring without ... being bolstered through new opportunities offered by ... coupled with wireless connectivity and low power ...
(Date:2/2/2016)... YORK , Feb. 2, 2016 Technology Enhancements ... presents an analysis of the digital and computed radiography ... Malaysia , and Indonesia ... trends and market size, as well as regional market ... country and discusses market penetration and market attractiveness, both ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):