Vision Shopsters:Healthcare in a Recession (OTC, Generics, Out of Pocket Spending, Healthcare Legislation, Retail Clinics, Outsourcing and Other Topics)

Press Release   •   Oct 22, 2010 22:26 IST

Current economic conditions dominate business strategies. While healthcare has fared better than other industries, it will not be immune from the effects of the current recession. But what aspects of healthcare will be impacted? How much of spending will be out of the consumer's pocket? How will some novel trends (retail clinics, medical tourism) fit into this economy? It is commonly asserted that OTC and generic drugs sales will be boosted. Will this pan out? What will be the possible effects of various types of healthcare plans that might be implemented?

In Healthcare in a Recession,Kalorama Information has examined all of the key medical markets in the past and has witnessed change and in some sector's profits due to economic conditions. Kalorama has consulted its experts in key areas and asked about the effect of the recession. This report takes a broad look at the healthcare market in a recession from the many areas of healthcare that have changed or will changed. Specifically the report address:

  • The State of the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Outsourcing and Offshoring

  • Generic Drugs: A Coming Boom?

  • Over the Counter Drugs

  • Possible impact of Healthcare Legislation

  • Out of Pocket Healthcare Spending: Current and Future

  • The Retail Clinic Phenomenon

  • Availability of Health Insurance

  • Medical Tourism: Boom or Bust?

  • Influential Pharmacists

As part of its research, Kalorama has profiled and detailed the activities of several companies in the pharmaceutical, retail, healthcare financing and information technology fields that likely to play some role in the healthcare economy of 2009:



  • Atlantic Care

  • Aurora Quick Care

  • Capitol One Healthcare Finance

  • Care Credit

  • Cerner Corporation

  • Credit Medical

  • CSI Financial Services

  • E- Financing Solutions

  • GlaxoSmithKline

  • Hospira Inc.

  • Med Basics

  • McKesson Corporation

  • Medco Health Solutions, Inc.

  • Merck & Co. Inc

  • Med choice Financial

  • MedDirect

  • Minute Clinic

  • Novartis

  • My Healthy Access

  • Now Medical Centers

  • PFS

  • Quick Health

  • Rediclinic

  • Reliance Medical Finance

  • Solantic

  • Take Care Health Systems

  • Target Clinic Medical Associates

  • TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.

  • Wyeth (Pfizer)

  • Siemens Medical Solutions

  • Wal - Mart

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