The latest data from the Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center reveals that nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug, and more than half take two or more. Expenditures on prescription drugs reached more than $300 billion last year, so it’s no surprise that pharmaceutical companies continue to bolster operations and look to get in front of as many in the health care industry as they can.
Pharma Meeting Planners
Nearly half the people in the U.S. take at least one prescription medicine each day, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A study from IMS Health Holdings Inc. found that in 2014 alone, $374 billion was spent on those medications. With New Jersey’s status as home to many pharmaceutical companies— including 14 of the world’s 20 largest—it is no secret that this special sector drives the local meeting and planning business.