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Spending on Medicines In and Post-COVID Say a Lot About Patients and Larger Healthcare Trends – an IQVIA Update

Spending on medicines, globally, will rebound this year and rise above pre-pandemic levels through 2025. Between 2021 and 2025, the annual growth global growth rate for prescription drugs spending is expected to range from 3% to 6%, a $ 1.6 trillion bill for the worlds’s total Rx medicines market. That relatively low single-digit growth rate… Read More »

COVID-19 ratcheting up demand for virtual behavioral healthcare, Cigna finds

(Photo by Aekkarak Thongjiew/EyeEm/Getty Images) The COVID-19 pandemic is increasing the demand for telehealth, driving consumers to increasingly seek virtual care options, and this is extending to behavioral health services, according to a new report from health insurer Cigna. Part of the uptick in demand for virtual behavioral health is attributable to a general rise… Read More »

The Habit Change Provider? Newtopia & the Case for a New Category of Healthcare Provider

Health Tech Feb 17, 2021• By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Chronic disease prevention is often lumped into chronic disease management – but should it be? Aren’t there different nuances to preventing diseases than to treat them? Making the case that healthcare’s “primary prevention” businesses deserve their own category is the CEO of Newtopia, Jeff Ruby.… Read More »

We were warned what to expect in the pandemic, shows health-care league table – Nature.com

BOOK REVIEW 16 June 2020 Germany and Taiwan top a ranking drawn up pre-crisis by architect of US Affordable Care Act; United States trails behind. Eric Topol Eric Topol is a professor of molecular medicine at Scripps Research in La Jolla, California, and director of its Translational Institute. Contact Search for this author in: Cremation… Read More »

For-Profit Healthcare Doomed Our Coronavirus Response – The New York Times

The arrival of Covid-19 has provided a nuclear-level stress test to the American health care system and our grade isn’t pretty: At least 71,100 dead, 1.2 million infected and 30 million unemployed; nursing homes, prisons and meat packing plants that have become hotbeds of infection. The actual numbers are certainly far higher, since there still… Read More »