Matthew Arnold

Principal Analyst

Amazon and Walmart wade into U.S. telehealth and digital pharmacy

The e–commerce giants’ evolving healthcare offerings could put pressure on drug makers, as well as PBMs and telehealth vendors Amazon’s healthcare ambitions have long been the subject of intense speculation – and not a little anxiety – for players throughout the sector. Amazon’s massive scale and world-beating digital capabilities give it the power to disrupt nearly any business it enters. So you could almost hear healthcare company CEOs taking a sharp breath and sitting up a little straighter when, in March, Amazon announced that it would offer its in-house health […]

Patient advocates speak out on partnering with life science companies

What does patient centricity mean from a patient’s point of view, and what kind of support do patient advocates need from life science companies? Three prominent patient advocates shared their perspectives. In 2010, Nick Sireau, a London-based father of two boys with the rare progressive genetic disease alkaptonuria (or AKU, also known as “Black bone […]