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Rick R. Suarez
VP, US Market Access at AstraZeneca


Rick R. Suarez is Vice President, US Market Access at AstraZeneca where he leads teams responsible for securing patient access to AstraZeneca medicines in collaboration with national and regional payers, distributors, retailers, wholesalers and GPOs.  Rick’s teams are also responsible for reimbursement support and AstraZeneca’s long-standing patient assistance program.  Rick has nearly two decades of diverse experience in healthcare leading teams aligned to Sales, Marketing, and Market Access, including heading up the NEXIUM franchise.  Rick holds a BS in Chemistry and Sociology from the University of N. Alabama.  Rick brings unique perspective on the external environment and the move towards greater focus on value-based payment. Under Rick’s leadership, AstraZeneca has emerged as an industry leader in value-based agreements.

Agenda Sessions

  • Lunch Plenary: The intersection of policy and sentiment: The impact on the industry and the outlook for the future - Hilton Union Square