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Japan: Lessons from a hyperaging society

March 2015—The country’s population, already the world’s oldest, is aging quickly. Companies in Europe, North America, and Asia can learn from its experience.more

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Capturing the new ‘value’ segment in medical devices

January 2015—The growing demand for products that are “good enough” and competitively priced has pushed medical-product manufacturers to develop strategies to attract and retain this new segment of customers.more

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How medical-device manufacturers can transform marketing and sales capabilities

January 2015—Device manufacturers experiencing declining growth or narrowing margins may need to reevaluate their commercial models.more

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Rapid growth in biopharma: Challenges and opportunities

December 2014—Biopharmaceuticals could become the core of the pharmaceutical industry, but not without significant transformation in the laboratory and in strategy, technology, and operations.more

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A digital prescription for pharma companies

November 2014—Pharmaceutical and medical-device companies have been slow to adopt digitization. Here are five reasons they should get moving. more

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Value creation in medical device M&A

September 2014—Successful large, transformative deals are rare in medical devices. With further consolidation ahead, future acquirers need to reconsider their approach in the context of a programmatic M&A strategy.more

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Confronting change fatigue in the pharmaceutical industry

September 2014—A decade of restructuring and transformation efforts has taken a toll on organizational health.more

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Developing a global digital strategy

October 2014—How does a global company take advantage of digital technology? Johnson & Johnson’s vice president of digital strategy, Gail Horwood, explains.more

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Pharma’s first-to-market advantage

September 2014—What’s the value of bringing a drug to market first? In some cases, it may be less than you think.more

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Healthcare’s digital future

July 2014—Insights from our international survey can help healthcare organizations plan their next moves in the journey toward full digitization.more

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Designing for social impact: The D-Rev story

June 2014—Many companies target the world’s emerging middle-class consumers. Fewer mirror nonprofit D-Rev, which aims to improve the health and lives of people living on less than $4 a day.more

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