IN SUMMARY: Some pharma companies are turning to Instagram influencers to help reach patients but when pharma pays these influencers is it crossing the line or compensating someone for their time?Continue reading
- A Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) survey and followup analysis by Kaiser Health News found that 26% of 1,200 respondents said they didn’t have a go-to primary care physician.
- Nearly half (45%) of 18-to-29-year-olds said they didn’t have a primary care doctor.
- Millennials tend to want to have access to care right away, they want it immediately and they want to be able to see a doctor quickly.
- Lilly has decided to inform patients about the list price for Trulicity on their website.
- The information may add to patient anger and raise more questions.
- What makes a drug worth $8000 a year and who get’s the money?
- The average American is heavier than at the start of the 21st Century — and very close to being obese, according to
Centersfor Disease Control data on body metrics.
- The average American man is 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs 198 pounds; an average woman is 5-feet, 4-inches and 171 pounds.
- The Obesity Society, a scientific research organization, this month classified obesity as a worldwide, non-communicable chronic disease.
- Baby boomers are aging alone more than any generation in U.S. history, and the resulting loneliness is a looming public health threat. (Source: Wall Street Journal)
- That amounts to about eight million people in the U.S. without close kin, the main source of companionship in old age, and their share of the population is projected to grow.
- Researchers have found that loneliness takes a physical toll, and is as closely linked to early mortality as smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day or consuming more than six alcoholic drinks a day. Loneliness is even worse for longevity than being obese or physically inactive.
- Patient centricity is not as important as shareholders and Wall Street.
- CEO’s are often compensated on financial metrics and focus on the balance sheet.
- Patient centricity starts with an organizations people but Millennials are avoiding careers in pharma because of the culture.
Eight in ten Americans say that caregiving is the “new normal” in American families.
Forty million Americans are currently caregivers—almost as many as the number of Americans holding student debt.
These caregivers are providing assistance to nearly 50 million adults receiving care. Half became caregivers in the past year.