The Silver Tsunami’s Effect on Pharma

The Silver Tsunami’s Effect on Pharma 1     By 2018, for the first time in history, the global number of adults over 64 years old will outnumber children under the age of 5. The “silver tsunami” is a metaphor used in the media and scholarly literature to describe this phenomenon of an aging population. […]

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Healthcare Robotics and the HCP

Healthcare Robotics and the HCP 1 The global medical robots market is expected to reach $12.8 billion by 2021 from $4.9 billion in 2016, according to a report from Markets and Markets. A recent report by Credence Research estimated the global medical robotics market will reach $20 billion by 2023.   Surgical Robots The surgical […]

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Three “P”s Healthcare Marketers Must Chase

Three Ps Healthcare Marketers Must Chase 1 As the healthcare landscape changes, three targets emerge as the groups that will determine the success or failure of pharma, medical device and other life science products. 1. Providers (Not Just Physicians) In the MM&M Healthcare Marketers Trend Report, 64% of director and C-suite level life science execs […]

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Purdue, Teva and J&J Sued Over Opioid Overdoses

Purdue, Teva and J&J Sued Over Opioid Overdoses 1   A new government study found that more than one third of U.S. adults were prescribed opioid medications in 2015. Though many chronic pain sufferers legitimately require these meds to manage pain, the increased number of people taking opioids increases risks associated with them. These addictive […]

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New FDA Commissioner’s Goals

New FDA Commissioner’s Goals 1 The new FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who was confirmed in May, has made his main goal clear: streamlining FDA operations to get new generic drugs and medical devices available more quickly. An analysis by the FDA suggests that the introduction of two generic versions of a drug cuts the […]

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