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August 28 2013
by Todd Hixon

Technology Alone Will Not Save Health Care

[This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on June 28, 2013.] Will Silicon Valley’s Confident Technologist Investors Save Healthcare? – Forbes. The post linked above from fellow BCG alumus David Shaywitz gives the Silicon Valley view of health care reform, which, if it were an advertising slogan, might boil down to: “Longer living through better algorithms.” […]

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January 11 2012
by Todd Hixon

The High Stakes Games Around Generic Lipitor

Last month Lipitor became a generic drug. Get used to saying “atorvastatin”, the generic name; it will be worth the effort. Lipitor is the greatest drug in history: $130 billion of cumulative revenue for Pfizer, and control of high cholesterol with minimal side effects for millions (currently 3 million in the U.S.). And, Lipitor is […]

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December 7 2011
by Todd Hixon

Consumer Driven Healthcare Proponents Finally Proven Wrong — NOT!

I’m commenting on a blog post by fellow Forbes.com contributor Rick Ungar: Consumer Driven Health Care Proponents Finally Proven Wrong. I am an advocate of consumer-driven health care, and I don’t agree with his conclusion. Rick cites the example of Grand Junction, Colorado, a community that has achieved low health care costs (Medicare spend about […]

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January 18 2011
by Todd Hixon

Honey Pots Wanted

We’ve made three investments in the business side of health care.  We’re not a health care fund, not expert in treating disease or handicapping the odds of of new drug approval (except to say that they seem very poor).  But we understand how new competitors using methods like eCommerce, software as a service, and new […]

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November 30 2010
by Todd Hixon

The Back Waters of eCommerce

Internet retail sales are up 20% yr/yr for the four days after Thanksgiving, 2010.  Mobile web and commerce have unprecedented momentum, argues Mary Meeker in yet another excellent Internet Trends presentation.  [What a regret, by the way, that she is becoming a VC; it’s like Alice Rivlin joining Fox News.] This has produced high-intensity conflict […]

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