Community Guidelines

Welcome to the Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Ready. Raise. Rise. site. The aim of the Community Guidelines is to provide clear and useful information about how to participate with our community.

Our content is designed to be accurate, informative, authentic, and a reflection of our company culture–it’s also designed to engage you, and encourage you to share with others in your network.

Since we work in a heavily regulated industry, there are many requirements we have to follow to operate this community. There may be cases when we decide not to post your content.
Examples include:

Discussing Medicine

Due to industry regulations and guidelines, we may not approve content that mentions or describes any medication or type of medication. If you have a question or comment about our medicines, direct them to BMS through our telephone hotline by calling 1-800-321-1335.

Discussing Adverse Events (Side Effects)

Ready. Raise. Rise. is not intended for the reporting of side effects associated with the use of medications. If your post includes a possible side effect associated with a BMS medication, we may be required to contact you for more information. You may contact us to report a side effect with a BMS medication by calling 1-800-721-5072 (US only). You may also contact the FDA directly: Please visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Having Off-Topic Conversations

We’d prefer to keep the conversation related to the topic of Ready. Raise. Rise. Please do not post solicitations or promote products or services.

Sharing Personal Information

To protect the privacy of all, please don’t post any personal, proprietary, confidential, sensitive, or health-related information about yourself or anyone else without permission. We do not control the content on your personal social media account and whether you, or the person you are honoring, can be identified. You agree that the information you provide about yourself, along with information about your use of the Ready. Raise. Rise. website, will be stored and used by BMS, and parties acting on its behalf, to provide you with Ready. Raise. Rise. services. BMS and the parties it works with may also store and use your information to contact you about products, services, offers, and other information that it believes may be of interest to you. Your use of this website will be governed by the BMS Privacy Policy. From time to time, the Privacy Policy may change and you can read the most recent version at

Not Maintaining a Respectful Tone

We welcome comments that show respect, share insight/experience, add to the variety of opinions, and highlight the diversity of our visitors to this website. Content that is vulgar, defamatory, abusive, threatening, disruptive, spam, or otherwise offensive will not be posted.

Providing Medical Advice

Let’s leave the medical talk to the healthcare providers. Please do not post comments that are suggestive of, or request, medical advice. If you have questions about a disease/condition, call your doctor.

Using Images and Emojis

We understand images and emojis are another way to express emotions. But we hope you’ll choose images and emojis wisely. If they are disrespectful or vulgar, the post will be rejected.

Posting on Social Media Sites

Please read and understand the Terms and Conditions that apply to the use of your personal social media account because they may be different from our own.


There may be other times that content may be removed for a reason not listed above. It is at the sole discretion of BMS and the page administrator to not approve content for posting. For more information, please see the BMS Legal Notice.

Rejecting Content

BMS may not post your content if it does not comply with the Community Guidelines.

Thank you for reviewing and following these criteria and we look forward to talking to you!