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It’s a mobile health tech explosion

It’s a mobile health tech explosion

There’s no slowing down the proliferation of mobile health technology. Currently, consumers can choose from more than 318,500 health-related mobile apps — almost double the number two years ago — and about 200 new apps are launched daily. What’s more, over 340 consumer wearable devices are now on the market globally. And supporting the burgeoning

Spike in new medicines to lift global drug spending

Spike in new medicines to lift global drug spending

DANBURY, Conn., and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Though annual growth stands to moderate, global drug spending will climb to an estimated $1.5 trillion by 2021, up 33% from this year, according to the QuintilesIMS Institute. Worldwide spending on medicines is projected to grow at a 4% to 7% compound annual rate over the next

Balancing drug cost vs. access a challenge

Balancing drug cost vs. access a challenge

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Growth in spending on medicines dipped last year, but that hasn’t eased the challenge of balancing access to drugs and the cost of care in an era of innovative but more expensive treatments, according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. For the second year, medication spending climbed by double digits in

Global drug spending to climb steadily

Global drug spending to climb steadily

DANBURY, Conn. — More than half of the world’s population will live in countries where medicine use will exceed one dose per person per day by 2020, up from 31% a decade ago, as the “medicine use gap” between developed and pharmerging markets narrows, the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics projects. Global drug spending is