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A Deep-dive Into Specialty Pharma

A specialty drug is a class of prescription medications used to treat complex, chronic or rare medical conditions. Although this classification was originally intended to define the treatment of rare, also termed “orphan” diseases, affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the US, more recently, specialty drugs have emerged as the cornerstone of treatment for chronic and complex diseases such as cancer, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.

Sculley: Digital health is poised for breakthrough on the scale of the PC

Former Apple and PepsiCo CEO John Sculley envisions a breakthrough for digital health that will be on the scale of what the personal computer did in decades past. Speaking at the Digital Health Live conference in Dubai last week, Sculley, who now is a venture capitalist with stakes in several healthcare startups, said that consumers will lead the […]

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Why unsexy healthcare startups are my favorites

Download MedCity’s Startup Index for November I hate it when people call ideas or businesses “sexy.” People are sexy, ideas and inanimate objects are not. When I hear a person use that term to describe a startup company, I think, “Shallow. Short attention span. Not interested in solving real problems.” A weak idea delivered via […]