SaxendaCare Program

Part
01
of one
Part
01

SaxendaCare Program

After exhausting numerous search strategies, we were able to find information on the benefits and features of SaxendaCare program as published by the provider. We also found feedback on the drug Saxenda itself. Unfortunately, we were unable to find any reviews, feedback, testimonials or user stories around the SaxendaCare program. What follows is an overview of the SaxendaCare program as well as a detailed explanation of the research strategies used in attempting to find the requested information.

Overview of SaxendaCare program:

  • SaxendaCare, a support program offered by Novo Nordisk, is for patients taking the drug Saxenda.
  • SaxendaCare, created to work along with Saxenda, uses scientifically proven weight-loss and weight maintenance strategies.
  • SaxendaCare supports patients with exclusive access to personalized emails, web pages and calls from personal coaches.
  • The SaxendaCare Welcome Kit contains a welcome letter, health and wellness guide and a portion plate.
  • The SaxendaCare program enables patients to call coaches who are registered dietitians that are certified in weight management for any questions related to their treatment.
  • SaxendaCare offers patients skill-building techniques that can help lead to positive behavior change.
  • Patients enrolled in the SaxendaCare program are more adherent to therapy than those who are not enrolled.
  • The SaxendaCare program helps patients in reducing calorie intake, increasing activity accountability and skill building.
  • In September 2016, SaxendaCare won the prestigious PM360 Trailblazer Award in the Persistence/Adherence program category.

Research Strategies:

Strategy 1, Official company website:

We started the research with directly searching for any reviews, testimonials, feedback and user stories about the SaxendaCare program published on official company websites and posted by both patients and prescribers. The idea here was to assess such reviews and feedback to gain insights into what both patients and prescribers think of the SaxendaCare program. However, none of the official sources for SaxendaCare and Novocare provided any reviews or feedback to gain insights into what both patients and prescribers think of the SaxendaCare program.
We found an article published by MicroMass which stated that SaxendaCare was mentioned in PM360, a leading pharmaceutical publication, and won the prestigious PM360 Trailblazer Award. However, the article did not include any patient or prescriber reviews, feedback or opinions on the SaxendaCare program.

Strategy 2, Reviews posted on drug databases and forums:

We then searched through numerous drug databases and forums including but not limited to Drugs.com, RXGo, Bariatric Times, Highya and DietSpotlight, among others. The idea here was to check through the reviews posted by patients and prescribers related to the SaxendaCare program. However, none of the databases and forums provided any reviews specific to the SaxendaCare program and all the websites only provided reviews and feedback for the drug Saxenda which the client is not interested in.

Strategy 3, Regulatory Authorities and Agencies:

Since no direct reviews could be found through any company websites and forums, we searched for any official press releases by any regulatory authorities and agencies including but not limited to FDA and the Department of Health and Human Services. The idea here was to find any complaints or negative feedback provided by patients and prescribers to such regulatory authorities. We found an official press release published by the FDA. However, the document primarily focused on the drug Saxenda and no information could be found related to SaxendaCare program.

Strategy 4, Social Media Channels:

As a last resort, we searched through various social media platforms for any comments, public opinions and consumer posts related to SaxendaCare. The idea here was to find any posts or discussions on social media that would provide any insights into what both patients and prescribers think of the SaxendaCare program. However, a search through various social media channels including but not limited to Twitter and Facebook, among others, did not render any usable posts or comments specific to the SaxendaCare program.
After exhausting the above mentioned strategies, we concluded that no information is available on what both patients and prescribers think of the SaxendaCare program.

WHAT INFORMATION WAS AVAILABLE

  • Information on the benefits and features of SaxendaCare program as published by the provider
  • Reviews and feedback on the drug Saxenda as opposed to the SaxendaCare program

WHAT INFORMATION WAS NOT AVAILABLE

  • Any reviews, feedback, testimonials and user stories around the SaxendaCare program.
  • One of the probable reasons for the unavailability of such information could be that the SaxendaCare program only works along with the drug Saxenda, most of the reviews published online primarily focus on the drug and not the program.
  • It could also be possible that since the treatment primarily relies on the efficiency of the drug Saxenda and not the support program i.e. SaxendaCare, no user reviews, feedback and opinions for the programs are published online

Sources
Sources

Quotes
  • "SaxendaCare® offers your patients skill-building techniques that can help lead to positive behavior change"
  • "Patients enrolled in award-winning SaxendaCare® are more adherent to therapy than those who are not enrolled"
Quotes
  • "Created to work along with Saxenda®, SaxendaCare® is more than just tips—it uses scientifically proven weight-loss and maintenance strategies. "
  • "SaxendaCare® will support you with exclusive access to personalized web pages, emails, calls from your coach and more."
  • "Our coaches are registered dietitians certified in weight management and will work with you one-on-one to help you get off to a good start taking Saxenda® and find ways to introduce changes to your lifestyle at a pace that works for you."
Quotes
  • "Created to work along with Saxenda®, SaxendaCare® is more than just tips—it uses scientifically proven weight-loss and maintenance strategies. "
  • "SaxendaCare® will support you with a personalized dashboard including skill-building activities and emails to guide you through weight-management topics and more."
Quotes
  • "SaxendaCare®, a patient support program created to help people lose weight, was featured in the October issue of PM360, a leading pharmaceutical publication. "
  • "In September, SaxendaCare® won the prestigious PM360 Trailblazer Award in the Persistence/Adherence program category."
  • "SaxendaCare® is a branded support program designed for patients taking Saxenda®, an injectable prescription medicine that may help some adults lose weight and keep the weight off. "
  • "SaxendaCare® uses evidence-based behavioral strategies to provide interventions in a real-world setting. SaxendaCare® gets patients off to a good start with Saxenda® and helps them build skills related to adherence and lifestyle modification."
Quotes
  • "I've been on Saxenda for three months and the following are items I've learned and you may find helpful. -the very first thing you should do is register with SaxendaCare. "
  • "The company has a dietitian and nurse to help you through your weight loss journey -track your eating with an app such as Myfitnesspal "
Quotes
  • "Saxenda has been shown to be safe, effective, and well tolerated by patients. Studies indicate that Saxenda is effective as a weight loss and weight management treatment option when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and physical activity. "
  • "A significant percentage of patients in the LEAD and SCALE programs experienced losses of at least five-percent of their initial weight. Many patients achieved more than 10 percent weight loss. "
  • "Findings across all trials were consistent in concluding that patients who received liraglutide in any dosing experienced more weight loss than those who received placebo."
Quotes
  • "Described as “a support program focused on small steps that help you work toward your weight management goals,” SaxendaCare’s scientifically proven weight-loss and maintenance strategies are designed to operate alongside the prescription injection."
  • "Specifically, it helps patients start off on the right foot by providing access to personalized support and answers to their questions, including calls from a coach."
  • "These weight-management certified registered dietitians will also guide you in creating reduced-calorie and increased activity goals, while maintaining accountability and motivation, at a pace that’s comfortable for you."
  • "SaxendaCare can also sync with many popular fitness trackers, allowing you to see your daily progress and how the healthy habits and skills you’re building are paying off. "
  • "During your yearlong membership, you’ll also receive weekly email tips, along with dosing and refill reminders to help keep you on track."