Amgen’s Privacy Pledge to Patients
Amgen respects patients and customers and takes the protection of their privacy very seriously. Amgen pledges the following:
- Amgen does not and will not sell or rent your information to marketing companies or mailing list brokers.
- Amgen is careful to only collect and/or use personal identifiable information for the purposes stated in this Authorization and as necessary to provide the services and/or programs the patient or customer chooses to enroll into.
- Amgen practices are consistent with federal and state privacy laws, including HIPAA.
- Amgen program enrollment is voluntary and always provides patients with an easy option to cancel participation.
Amgen’s Privacy Notice and Patient Authorization
Uses and Disclosure of Personal Information
I authorize Amgen and its contractors and business partners (“Amgen”) to use and/or disclose my personal information, including my personal health information, only for the following purposes:
- To operate, administer, enroll me in, and/or continue my participation in Amgen’s ENBREL Support™ program or any other Amgen-affiliated patient support services and activities related to my condition or treatment (for example, co-pay card programs, reimbursement assistance programs, drug coverage verification, nurse educator services, adherence program and disease management support);
- To contact, with my permission, my doctor and the rest of my health care team and share with them my health information that may be useful for my care;
- To provide me with informational and promotional materials relating to Amgen products and services, and/or my condition or treatment; and/or
- To improve, develop, and evaluate products, services, materials and programs related to my condition or treatment.
In order for Amgen to provide me with the services and/or programs described above, Amgen needs to collect and use my personal information, including my personal health information. I understand that my personal health information may include any information, in electronic or physical form, in the possession of or derived from a health care provider, health care plan, pharmacy, pharmaceutical company, laboratory and/or their contractor (“Health Care Provider”). This may include select information from or about my medical history and general health, my health care plan benefits, payment limits or restrictions covered by my health care plan policy, and/or my adherence to my treatment.
I authorize my Health Care Providers to disclose my personal health information to Amgen, and between themselves, as necessary, but only for the purposes stated above in this Authorization. I understand that certain of my Health Care Providers (such as pharmacies and specialty pharmacies) may receive remuneration from Amgen in exchange for disclosing my personal health information and/or for using my information to contact me with communications about Amgen products which have been prescribed to me (for ex. adherence programs) and other patient support services.
Expiration, Right to Obtain a Copy and Right to Cancel
I understand that by signing this form, I authorize my Health Care Providers or others who might hold my health information to only release it to Amgen employees, as well as to its contractors and business partners, who are performing the services set forth in this Authorization. I also understand I am authorizing my personal information, including my personal health information, to be used for the purposes described above. I understand and agree that by signing below, I am authorizing those who rely on this Authorization to release my personal health information for the earlier of five (5) years or until my participation in the program ends through my cancellation, unless a shorter time period is required by state law.
I understand that I can obtain a copy of this Authorization or cancel this Authorization at any time by calling Amgen at 1-888-4ENBREL (1-888-436-2735) or by writing to PO Box 7249, Bedminster, NJ 07921. If I cancel my consent, I will no longer qualify for the services described. I also understand that if a Health Care Provider is disclosing my personal health information to Amgen on an authorized on-going basis, my cancellation with Amgen will be effective with respect to any such Health Care Providers as soon as they receive notice of my cancellation.
No Effect on Treatment
I understand I do not have to sign this Authorization and that my enrollment in any of the services and/or programs described above is entirely voluntary. I understand that Amgen, as well as Health Care Providers, cannot require me, as a condition of having access to medications, prescription drugs, treatment or other care, to sign this Authorization. Federal Law (including HIPAA) requires a signed authorization in order for Amgen to collect this information from my Health Care Providers. I understand I cannot participate in the listed services and/or programs without signing this Authorization or an equivalent authorization with my Health Care Providers.
Information Received from Health Care Providers
I understand that once my personal health information has been disclosed to Amgen, federal privacy laws may no longer apply and protect it from further disclosure. Amgen agrees, however, to protect my personal health information by only using and disclosing it as stated in the Authorization or as otherwise allowed or required by law. I understand that Amgen does not and will not sell or rent my information to marketing companies or mailing list brokers.
Authorization to Contact
I understand and consent to Amgen contacting me using the contact information provided in this form to enroll me in, operate, and administer Amgen patient support services and/or programs as described above other than promotional communications by telephone or SMS/text (which I can separately opt-in when I provide my phone number). I understand that the operation and administration of certain of these services and/or programs may require that Amgen contact me by telephone or SMS/text.