Millennial patients likely to switch doctors
in next few years
Millennials are much more likely to move from one
healthcare provider to another than their parents are.
About 43% will change practices in the next few years,
compared to only 20% of boomers.
Source: SolutionReach, “The Patient-Provider
Relationship Study,” July 2017
Total spending on specialty
medicines in 2017
Specialty share of global
spending was 32% of global
spending in 2017, up from just
19% in 2007. It’s expected to
continue to rise to over half of
medicine spending by 2022.
Source: IQVIA, “2018 and
Beyond: Outlook and Turning
Points,” March 2018
Average gain in stock value of top four pharmaceutical stocks in 2017
The top performing pharmaceutical stocks in 2017 were Supernus, with
a 53.07% gain, Johnson & Johnson ( 25.32%), Pfizer ( 15.52%) and Bristol-Myers Squibb ( 7.91%), trends expected to continue for Big Pharma
Source: Investopedia, “ 4 Top Pharmaceutical Stocks for 2017,” December 2017
Units of wearables sold in 4Q 2017
Wearables continued their market success, with 37. 9 million units moved in the last
quarter of 2017. Apple soared to the lead, ahead of Fitbit and Xiaomi. The total was
7.7% more than the same quarter in 2016. Over 115 million units were sold in the full
year, up 10.3% from 2016.
Source: International Data Corporation, “Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device
Tracker,” March 2018