Upcoming Event: Fuld at SIR 45th Annual Conference & Exhibit Fair

Posted by Fuld + Company

Jul 13, 2015 7:10:41 PM

Join us this year at the SIR 45th Annual Conference & Exhibit Fair taking place September 13-16 at The Walt Disney World Swan in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Members of our diversified team will be at our booth to engage with you, and help you learn what Fuld + Company can do for all your competitive intelligence needs! Be sure to stop by our booth.

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Events, Financial Services, Fuld + Company, Innovation, Industry Convergence

Upcoming Event: Fuld at World CDx Boston 2015

Posted by Fuld + Company

Jul 13, 2015 7:07:54 PM

Join us this year at World CDx Boston 2015 taking place September 8-11 at the Hilton Hotel in Boston's Logan Airport. Members of our life sciences team will be at our booth to engage with you, and help you learn what Fuld + Company can do for all your competitive intelligence needs! Be sure to stop by our booth.

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Events, Fuld + Company, Innovation, Healthcare, Industry Convergence, Life Sciences

Upcoming Event: Fuld at Pharma CI USA 2015

Posted by Fuld + Company

Jul 13, 2015 7:06:17 PM

Join us this year at Pharma CI USA 2015 taking place September 10-11 at the Hilton Parsippany Hotel in New Jersey. Members of our life sciences team will be at our booth to engage with you, and help you learn what Fuld + Company can do for all your competitive intelligence needs! Be sure to stop by our booth.

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Events, Fuld + Company, Innovation, Scenario Analysis, Healthcare, Industry Convergence, Life Sciences

The Risks and Drama of Merger Mania - Can We Learn from Experience?

Posted by Diane Borska

Jul 13, 2015 3:00:00 PM

The announcement of Aetna’s acquisition of rival Humana, triggered a deja vu moment for me. It took me back to my days as a utility industry analyst reviewing the “urge to merge” that overtook that industry beginning in the mid-1990’s. Motivated by a combination of recent and anticipated regulatory changes, rising capital investment requirements, and shareholder earnings growth expectations, merger mania struck the sector. In the ten-year period from 1995 to 2005, there were more than 50 mergers of investor-owned utility companies, most, if not all, predicated on the notion that "Bigger is Better."

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Events, Brand Insights, Market Analysis, Pharma, Healthcare, Industry Convergence, Life Sciences, Merger and Acquisition

Fuld + Company Names David Staknis, Ph. D., Senior Vice President for Global Life Sciences Practice

Posted by Fuld + Company

Jul 8, 2015 8:39:00 PM

BOSTON, MA, July 8 2015 — Fuld + Company announced that David Staknis is its new senior vice president and head of the global life sciences practice. David has been with Fuld for more than seven years in both a project manager and director role, and brings a combination of deep life sciences industry experience, strong knowledge of all aspects of Fuld + Company’s services and value, and excellent client relationship management experience.

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Topics: Events, Fuld + Company, Life Sciences

Aetna's Medicare Advantage Bet

Posted by Jacob Golbitz

Jul 8, 2015 8:38:00 PM

Last week Aetna announced its intention to acquire Humana for $37 billion in cash and stock. Reasons given for the acquisition included the usual references to synergy potential, cost savings, and greater financial strength, but also how the acquisition will improve membership positioning and increase government exposure in its covered lives portfolio.

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Events, Brand Insights, Market Analysis, Pharma, Healthcare, Industry Convergence, Life Sciences, Merger and Acquisition

Knowing when to reject advice and why

Posted by Leonard Fuld

Jul 1, 2015 2:40:00 PM

An interview and discussion with Michel Darnaud, former President of Boston Scientific

During 2003-2004, the President of Boston Scientific Europe, Michel Darnaud, faced a critical decision: How to successfully roll out a new clot-resistant stent in the European marketplace against a gargantuan competitor with a product already in place. That competitor was Johnson & Johnson.

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Consumer Goods, Product Roadmap, Brand Insights, Innovation, Market Analysis, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Product Positioning

Social Media: A Competitive Analysis Resource for Chronic Disease

Posted by Leonard Fuld

Jun 26, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Chronic disease is a frustrating, emotionally exhausting, and sometimes life-threatening experience. That’s what makes it such a data-rich opportunity for analyzing how a rival might be tapping into this market.

Back in 2001, before Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and online heath forums, the World Wide Web was a wild frontier of informal discussion groups and list serves. Daniel Vasella, former CEO of Novartis, once wrote: “There is real power in the Internet as a source of information, but especially as a way to connect with each other, to share experiences, knowledge and help each other.” (Magic Cancer Bullet, Daniel Vasella and Robert Slater, Copyright 2003, page 126)

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Innovation, Scenario Analysis, Healthcare, Industry Convergence, Life Sciences

Healthcare Delivery is Becoming More Decentralized: An Opportunity for Insurers?

Posted by Jacob Golbitz

Jun 23, 2015 7:00:00 PM

As part of CVS’s acquisition of Target’s 1,660 pharmacies, CVS announced it will rebrand Target’s nearly 80 in-store clinics as MinuteClinic and open up 20 new clinics within Target stores over the next 3 years – all this as part of the company’s plan to operate 1,500 clinics by 2017.

Earlier in June CVS announced it had become an in-network provider with Molina Healthcare of Ohio, a health care insurance plan operating in Ohio with 340,000 members. This makes sense for Molina, as the MinuteClinics lower cost will lower Molina’s costs, and members benefit as well with increased convenience and accessibility.

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Topics: Consumer Goods, Brand Insights, Market Analysis, Pharma, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Merger and Acquisition

Fuld Gives Back Day at Pine Street Inn

Posted by Fuld + Company

Jun 18, 2015 7:47:44 PM

The first annual Fuld Gives Back Day was a date to be remembered! Twenty Fuld + Company employees came together for an enjoyable event, for an even better cause!

On June 4, 2015, the Fuld + Company team participated in a “Chop-A-Thon” at Pine Street Inn. Pine Street provides a comprehensive range of services, including permanent supportive housing, job training and placement, emergency shelter and street outreach to more than 1,600 homeless men and women each day. The kitchen at Pine Street Inn is clean, organized and calmly managed by Pine Street Inn staff and workers.

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Topics: Events, Fuld + Company

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