MAY 2013

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A TRUE PARTNER IN PROVIDING GLAUCOMA PATIENT SUPPORT Patient Support Program You've diagnosed your patient, provided advice and presented a treatment plan. But what happens when he or she goes home? It can be difficult to know who among your patients will follow your prescribing instructions and who won't. That's why there's the OPENINGS™ Patient Support Program from Alcon — a proven partnership in patient support. Give your glaucoma patients the help they need. Reminders • Education • Personalized plans • Hands-on tools • Savings Proven to impact refill persistency 1* A recently concluded study demonstrated that patients enrolled in the OPENINGS™ Program who used the savings card filled an average of two additional prescriptions compared to those not enrolled in the program. Those who enrolled but did not use the savings card or may not have used it because they participate in a government-funded savings program, filled an average of one additional prescription a year. In light of this, make the OPENINGS™ Program part of your patient care plan. For more information go to professional.openingsprogram.com © 2013 Novartis 1/13 MG13016JAD References: 1. Cognizant - OPENINGS™ Program Consumer ROI Study, September 2012. * Online quantitative survey with patients currently using active ingredient The Test group consisted of 220 patients enrolled in the OPENINGS™ Program while the Control group included 151 patients not enrolled in the OPENINGS™ Program and not using the Alcon Savings Card. Statistical testing was performed at the 95% Confidence Interval.

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