Welcome to our community!

We welcome the opportunity to hear from you and would like to share some basic guidelines that will allow each participant to learn from this community. We’ll do our best to talk candidly about the topics that are important to you, listen to your feedback, answer your questions, and be transparent about sharing information. We’ll provide our perspective, but we also deeply value and encourage your participation. We are glad you’re here. This page works because you contribute to the discussion and provide your perspective, and we appreciate your candid input. In addition to Facebook’s Terms of Use to which you are subject to, we need to be mindful that the biopharmaceutical industry is highly regulated and as such there are other “rules of the road” for this community about content. If your comments fall within the following categories or are otherwise outside of these guidelines, we may not be able to post or have to remove them.

If your comment discusses a product (ours or someone else’s)

Due to regulations regarding how we communicate about our treatments, we cannot discuss treatment on this page. This page is focused on sharing information about various neurological conditions, but not treatment with medication. Do not post comments – positive or negative – that reference treatment with medication or a pharmaceutical product from any company.

Your comment references a side effect, adverse event or product complaint

Please do not post comments regarding safety issues, side effects or product complaints on this page. If you experience any medical side effects or reactions (adverse events) from taking an Acorda product, you should immediately consult your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. Please also contact Acorda by emailing us at drugsafety@acorda.com. Or you may contact the FDA at 1-800-332-1088 or visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch.

If your comment does include details of any side effects, adverse events or product complaints, in addition to removal, we may contact you to find out more information for proper reporting to the FDA.

If your comment offers or discusses medical advice

The Acorda Facebook page is not the right forum to seek information or advice about your medical condition or share medical information or advice with others. Given the personal nature of healthcare and the regulations that govern our industry, we cannot discuss an individual’s medical condition, give professional medical advice or allow others to post medical advice to the community. Please contact your physician or healthcare provider for the answers and medical advice you need. You can also visit advocacy group sites to get more information about a condition and discover other resources that may be helpful to you.

If the tone or content in your comment is inappropriate or off-topic

This is a public forum to nurture positive dialogue about science, health, and community wellness, and to share news and information about Acorda. Please be respectful and kind. Please refrain from using vulgar, libelous, defamatory, discriminatory or other inappropriate language, or make personal attacks of any kind. Any such posts will be removed. Any spam posts (this includes multiple iterations of the same comment left on the page or on multiple posts from the page and posts generated by bots) will be removed. Any posts violating copyright or intellectual property laws will also be removed. Users’ comments on this timeline are not represented or endorsed by Acorda.

If you have something off-topic you would like to discuss, please send us a direct message to address the topic.

Disclaimers:

  1. This page is provided for informational purposes only. Acorda is not responsible or liable for the accuracy, completeness, usefulness or availability of any information or other content, data, text, URLs, graphics or any other materials (collectively, the “Content”) transmitted or made available via the page. Acorda is not responsible or liable for any decisions you may make in reliance on the content

  2. Acorda Therapeutics assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the user content of the page, nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger or inaccuracy contained in any information within this page

  3. From time to time this page may contain information related to various health, medical and fitness conditions and their management. Such information is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your healthcare team/professional. You should not use the information for diagnosing a health or fitness problem or disease. You should always consult your healthcare team/professional. Likewise, please refrain from posting information on the page that provides medical or other professional advice, nor do we provide such advice through the page

  4. The page may provide links to websites or resources outside of this page. Because Acorda has no control over external sites, content and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Acorda is not responsible for the availability of such sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, goods, services or other materials on, available through or provided by such sites or resources

  5. This page is not an appropriate place to promote your product or pitch your services. Posts of this nature may be reviewed and removed by Acorda if they are deemed to be in violation of these Community Guidelines

  6. All comments, visuals, videos and other types of materials posted by fans on the page (“User Content”) do not necessarily reflect the opinions or ideals of Acorda, its affiliates or its employees

  7. Acorda does not verify, approve or endorse the User Content or any information posted by visitors on this page and does not warrant their accuracy. Caution should be used before relying on any particular statements or opinions expressed herein

  8. You understand and agree that User Content will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and you are giving us and our affiliates, a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive and fully sub licensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate them in other works, in any form, media, technology, or products now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes; and you further represent, warrant, and covenant that you have and will continue to have the legal right to grant these rights

Other considerations:

There may be other scenarios not explicitly spelled out on this page that may require us to remove a post. We will do our best to let you know why your post has been removed, and we’ll update these rules as new situations arise. You can also refer to Facebook’s Community Standards for more information.

Thank you for reading and abiding by the community guidelines; we appreciate your being a part of the Acorda community.

Thank you for reading and abiding to the social media community guidelines; we appreciate your being a part of the Acorda community.