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November 29, 2016

cocaine most abused illlicit drug in europe,united kingdom leads with 4.2% consumption

"cocaine most abused illlicit drug in europe,united kingdom leads with 4.2% consumption"

UK is The Capital Of Cocaine and Gonorrhea in the world 


 
Which is the most used illicit stimulant in Europe ?According to a Health at a Glance report prepared by Europe OECD "Cocaine is the most commonly used illicit stimulant in Europe," the authors wrote. Across Europe, 1.9 per cent of young adults aged 15 to 34 report using cocaine in the last year with usage rising in the Czech Republic, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway and Poland. In the UK this young adult figure stands at 4.2 per cent, far outweighing other European countries.And Britain also lays claim to the unique distinction of having the highest rates of the sexually transmitted disease, gonorrhea. Out of every 100,000 people in the British population, 60 were found to have the sexually transmitted infection.The "Health at a Glance" study finds that the premature deaths of 550,000 working-age people each year results in the potential economic loss of around 115 billion euros - or about 0.8 percent of the EU's annual gross domestic product (GDP) 

In terms of Alcohol among adults, Lithuanian consumption in 2014 was measured to be higher than any other European country, registering more than 14 liters per adult per year. The alcohol "capital of the world in Europe " is Turkey with adults on average downing less than 2 liters per yeaThis compares to a European average of 20 per 100,000 people.For obesity, Malta was the worst offender with 26 percent of the adult population in 2014 considered at an unhealthy weight.


Meanwhile a recent study carried out by the EU's drug monitoring agency found London to have the highest cocaine usage, at 909mg per 1,000 last year - up from 737mg in 2016.When weekend samples only are taken into account, the concentration for London rises to 1044.Amsterdam came second for highest cocaine usage, where the level recorded was 642mg per 1,000.Meanwhile Ecstacy was making a comeback in UK. Figures published last year for England and Wales showed a "statistically significant" rise in the proportion of 16- to 24-year-olds reporting ecstasy use in the last year, up from 3.9% in 2013-14 to 5.4% in 2014-15.

November 21, 2016

pharma brands marketing spends by channels and region

How Pharma Brands are planning to spend across markets: Top 5 trends for research agencies, publishers and adnetworks on the growing healthcare market






July 21, 2016

funding clean technology start ups : 5 VC's that funds upto $10million

These are Among the biggest early stage investors in United States across medical and healthcare Categorry


Rockfort Capital :based out of Boston and invests across advanced hydrocarbons, renewable energy,sustainability and smart grid technologies.It generally funds  start ups from 5$milion to $25million : contact  them


Hercules Capital :based out of  ElmHurst ,illinois provide seed, start up  as well as late stage funding. It has more than 20 start ups in its porfolio.Blurb, Tapjoy and Transmedics are among them.You can directly connect them here

CIT Gap Fund : based out of Virginia mainly invests across seed and early stage.It invests across Biotech, healthcare and life sciences  Among its portfolio. Funding size : $0.1million to $5million. Connect with them

Epic  Ventures :based out of Idaho, rexburg provides  seed and  early stage funding in the range of $1- $5milion.With a fund size of more than. $170million, its highest funding has been upto $5million. Connect with them

Redpoint Ventures based out of Menlo park, California: It provides early stage investments from $1million to $5million.With a huge $2.5billion fund size, it invests across consumer products, media, internet,technology. Connect with them





February 2, 2016

Pfizer-Allergan $700 billion acquisition beats Emc-Dell $66 billion to no 2 spot

EMIRATES, DELTA AND  UNITED  are among the worlds most valuable Airlines brand with a combined brand value of over$17.5 billion .The number one airlines brand with a highest brand value is EMIRATES.Emirates  continues to lead the sector with a 21% rise in brand value to US$6.6 billion. Formula 1, the French Open and most importantly football teams from PSG to Real Madrid and Arsenal to AC Milan all display the Emirates logo.


healthcare and technology among top 2 biggest deal makers"

the biggest deals across Industry


  1. The biggest deal  last year was the  Pfizer-Allergan acquisition of $600 billion which was one of the biggest across healthcare in recent times
  2. The Technology industry's biggest deal of Dell-Emc was number 2  with  $66 billion.
  3. Across real estate vertical the acquisition of  Deutsche Wohnen  by  Vonovia  was just $10billion
  4. Oil and Gas saw the deal in which the BG group was acquired by Royal Dutch Shell for $69.8 billion




employee turnover vs salary comparison by industry verticals

"industry employment turnover rate : govt sector vs private sector"
Turnover rates vs median experience vs salary comparison chart



Amazon and Google   provide the highest salaries across technology industry, however Google's average pay of over $107,000 as compared to Amazon's $93,000 ( This  salary is for candidates  with just one year experience at the individual companies) Amazon pays about $14,000 lower salary than Google. The median age for such salary packages  was just 29 at Google and 32 for amazon

Across  Insurance sector for mutual funds, mass mutual life insurance pays $80,000 (median pay)  compared to American Family Life Assurance whose median pay was $38,000 . They are for  employees  who have been with them for just under a year, whereas the median age for such remuneration was  38.

The chart shows the Salary comparison for some other industries  and companies like  Berkshire Hathaway, New York Life, Scandisk, Devon Energy, Family dollar store and others based on similar median age of the person and the average length of stay in the organisation


January 26, 2016

obamacare at crossroads as insurance co-ops set to be abandoned


"obamacare health co ops plan now at crossroads"


AMOUNT OF LOAN PROVIDED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SET UP THE HEALTHCARE INSURANCE CO OPS




A new breed of health insurers created under the Obama Affordable Care Act — was intended to create non-profit insurers is  on its last legs now ,with several of the ventures forced to close down around the  country. President Obama's much vaunted Obamacare — is on shaky financial ground in many of the 23 states where the plans began.

The nonprofit health plans were envisioned as a consumer-friendly counterweight to for-profit insurers, a way to provide more competition, greater consumer choice and better coverage in markets typically dominated by big commercial carriers. The government allocated billions of dollars in loans for them, Insurance co ops under health law received $1.17billion  in federal loans , which the government said its  working on recouping the funds

November 8, 2015

Altanta based Top 10 best companies to work for



1)Delta Air Lines Inc. ranks No. 1 on the Top Employers list with more than 30,000 full-time employees in the metro Atlanta area. The major airline company, established in Atlanta in 1941, employs more than 80,000 employees companywide

2)Emory University lands again at No. 2  holding on to its position since last year with 24,090 full-time employees in Atlanta

3) Gwinnett County Public Schools ranks third having more than 20,000 full-time staff.

Among the fortune 500 companies
The Home Depot (Ranked 33): The world’s largest home improvement retailer is  headquartered in Atlanta, GA.  The biggest and greatest global brand coke ranked 63  is based out of  Atlanta
" the best companies to work for in Atlanta"
AT&T Inc with more than 16,794 employees at Atlanta also ranks number 1 as the Top Technology Employer at Atlanta
Atlanta is also some to some of the worlds best healthcare companies .Infact among the best companies to work in Atlanta several are across the healthcare verticals ,including Piedmont Healthcare (No. 6), Northside Hospital Inc. (No. 9), Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (No. 10), Northeast Georgia Health System Inc. (No. 19), and Grady Health System (No. 21) with a combined total of more than 38,000 full-time employees. 

November 7, 2015

Trends in VC investment across the Healthcare sector



Healthcare costs in the U.S. have gone up over 130% in the last decade, and healthcare is currently 18% of the GDP.

In 2014, Venture Capital Investments in Healthcare Services was 360M US dollars. PE  and VC funding over the last 5 years for Healthcare  has been on an downward trajectory over the last 4  years now.However There have been more than 400 healthcare deals in the first half of 2015, and the year is on track for a five-year high in funding.

 After 2000 .when the healthcare sector VC funding's were at its peak at 3 billion, the next  biggest peak came in 2010-2011 where more than 1.5 billion ISD was pumped across different  healthcare verticals during the 2 years. At its most recent reporting value (December 31, 2014), the series was sitting down 36.92% from 2010. Over that span, it hit its minimum value on December 31, 2013 at 211M US dollars.

In 2014, heath insurance companies   also raised $308 million across 32 venture rounds, according to CrunchBase data — a 250% increase from the $88 million raised in 2013 and a 556% increase from 2012’s tota

October 18, 2015

August 16, 2015

May 5, 2015

Statistic: Annual mean wages for the largest occupations in the United States as of May 2014 (in U.S. dollars) | Statista

MEAN SALARIES AMONG TOP 10 OCCUPATIONS


 the chart from statista shows  the 15 largest occupation by sectors  groups in the United States a ranked by annual mean wage. The annual mean wage among the 4 million preschool, primary, secondary, and special education school teachers in the U.S. stood at 55,510 U.S. dollars.

June 13, 2014

Google Fit , to enter your Gym, to collect data from your health and fitness devices



Google is about to enter the " Heath and wellness " industry by its new launch of Google Fit, which aims to aggregate data from user generated health and fitness requirements including   personal gadgets ,or  mobile apps .



Google wants to be the place where health data is collected.-related apps, which users can access across their devices . This is Google firsts attempt to enter the fitness and wellness vertical after wearable devices.


According to Forbes report Google is expected to announce a new service called Google Fit" Google Fit will be a service that collects all the data from all of your health-tracking gadgets."and help you store and access it across the cloud 



 This comes after the launch of Apple HealthKit framework, launched last week which plans to aggregate data from wearable devices and apps. Last month Samsung also unveiled Sami, a biometric data platform that collects health information from devices and apps too With.Google Fit , google would pose a direct competition to the 2 technology giants and the fight for the multibillion dollar health and Fitness market

April 22, 2014

Mortality Rates by Income level : Communicable vs Non Communicable Diseases

65%  of all cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Lung, breast, colorectal, stomach and liver cancers cause the majority of cancer deaths.

In high-income countries, the leading causes of cancer deaths are lung cancer among men and breast cancer among women. In low- and middle-income countries cancer levels vary according to the prevailing underlying risks. In sub-Saharan Africa, for example, cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women. CancersDiseases  and Death Patterns
 Source : World Health Organization

In high-income countries, the leading causes of cancer deaths are lung cancer among men and breast cancer among women. In low- and middle-income countries cancer levels vary according to the prevailing underlying risks. In sub-Saharan Africa, for example, cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women.


October 16, 2013

Healthcare Industry to spend 46% Marketing Budgets across Search and Mobile


 Consumer Acquisition cost across web

Healthcare Spending goes online

Advertising spending on paid digital media by the US healthcare and pharmaceutical industry will hit $1.18 billion in 2013 and rise to $1.47 billion by 2017. 

However continued privacy concerns, regulatory and uncertainty around prescription medicines and patent expirations for blockbuster drugs will continue to put a damper on pharmaceutical-related investments.

eMarketer estimates 46% Healthcare marketers will increased their ad dollars online and Mobile  in building branding-focused campaigns. Search and display will command the largest chunks of digital spending, with growth expected in the areas of mobile, local, video and native advertising. 


Meamwhile 56% ad budget across healthcare and pharmaceutical  space ,including marketers of prescription and over-the-counter products will be   a direct response Campaign

July 11, 2013

Healthcare Influencers vs Digital Distribution channels

The latest Trends on Web Marketing
Watching television while also using a smartphone or tablet is one of the most popular leisure activities of the mobile era. 
The mobile industry is working hard to create mobile apps and sites that relate to what's on TV, in order to capitalize on this behavior.  


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/second-screen-industry-set-to-explode-2013-6#ixzz2Ym5HcCGh

November 22, 2010

Top 10 Health and Medical websites



The Hitwise data featured is based on US market share of visits as defined by the IAB, which is the percentage of online traffic to the domain or category, from the Hitwise sample of 10 million US internet users. Hitwise measures more than 1 million unique websites on a daily basis, including sub-domains of larger websites. Hitwise categorizes websites into industries on the basis of subject matter and content, as well as market orientation and competitive context. The market share of visits percentage does not include traffic for all sub-domains of certain websites that could be reported on separately.

February 8, 2008

Online Ad Spend By Industry Verticals in Deecember 2007



Nielsen Online’s AdRelevance service uses a proprietary methodology for estimating online advertising expenditures and takes into account only image-based technologies and advertising sold per CPM. Above data does not reflect house advertising activity, strategic partnerships between publishers and advertisers, or text units, paid search, sponsorships, email, units contained within applications (e.g., messengers and pre-rolls) or performance-based advertising.