No Longer Lewd, the Period Is Having a Moment
Entrepreneurs are disrupting the global tampon market—an industry projected to reach $6.2 billion by 2020. Politicians, too, have begun to take issue with the high cost of feminine hygiene products, with many states ending the “tampon tax.” And, for the first time in 100 years, the market is recognizing an opportunity for innovation when it comes to women’s needs. One could say the period is becoming sexy.
This Market Could Be Fitbit Inc.’s Biggest Opportunity
(The Motley Fool, 26.04.16)
At first glance, Fitbit may seem like a standard consumer electronics company, albeit one which places an emphasis on wellness. Yet the wearable giant’s fitness trackers are enjoying rising demand from a seemingly unlikely source: enterprise customers.
Estimates Vary, but One Thing Is Certain: Wearable Medical Devices Sector Will Be Huge
(Plastics Today, 15.04.16)
While it is undeniable that the healthcare wearables market is growing by leaps and bounds, projections of the size of that market going into the next decade are all over the map. In March, PlasticsToday reported that one market research firm, Mordor Intelligence, estimated that the global medical wearables market will surpass $7.8 billion by 2020.
Drugmakers Spend Too Much on Marketing: Kaiser Poll
(Medical Marketing & Media, 03.11.15)
Government investigations into Valeant’s pricing and patient-assistance practices along with ubiquitous media attention around the repricing of medications has done little to dull efforts to address public outcry about the rising cost of medicines.
“Whether it’s by helping us search for health-related information, connecting us with doctors through online portals, or enabling us to store and retrieve our medical records online, the Internet is starting to show the promise it has to transform the way people interact with and improve their own health and wellness.” —Dean Ornish