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Boiling the Frog™: Forest Laboratories: Plucked from the Boiling Pot

2014 | By Fuld & Company

On February 18th 2014, the specialty pharmaceutical company Actavis announced its proposed acquisition of Forest Laboratories in a $25bn equity and cash deal. The combined global entity will have a presence in the generics, branded, branded generic, OTC and biosimilar spaces, with a therapeutic footprint in the CNS, Cardiovascular, Women's Health, Urology, Gastroenterology and Dermatology arenas. This move essentially ends Forest's presence as an independent pharmaceutical company, and is a victory for the activist investor Carl Icahn, who has long pressed for major change at the company.

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Boiling the Frog™: A Global Survey and Report about Potential Industry Shocks that Concern Life Sciences Executives

By Fuld & Company

The adage "Boiling the Frog" refers to the odd fact that a frog cannot sense gradual changes in temperature, even as the water around it gets hot enough to literally boil it to death. Without the ability to observe changing environmental conditions, the frog can find itself boiled alive before realizing it is in trouble. Like the proverbial boiled frog, are life sciences executives ignoring competitive threats until the opportunity to react has passed them by?

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Competitive Intelligence Global Benchmarking Project Update 2013

By Fuld & Company

Today's business climate is challenging for most corporations, with consolidations and downsizing very much a part of the business landscape. It seems the one shining exception is the function of competitive intelligence where particular industries and certain regions have witnessed a surge in large competitor monitoring efforts. The C-Suite is also paying more attention to vital intelligence than it did five years ago. These findings are based on a five-year update report benchmarking nearly 400 companies from around the globe.

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Competitive Threats

By Fuld & Company 

Over the past 32 years, Fuld & Company has handled thousands of research assignments from around the globe, most related to competitive threats of one kind or another. After all, we are a competitive intelligence firm. Given our natural slant, we thought when we surveyed a group of business executives about competitive threats that they would focus primarily on their competitors, their rivals. What we found instead was that executives are in fact worried about a wider array of threats - not just from rivals...

Healthcare Scenario Analysis

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How to Envision Alternative Futures for the Biopharmaceutical & Healthcare Markets

By Fuld & Company

"The scenario analysis process does not aim to predict the future... Instead, the process seeks to outline a range of possibilities."

The scenario analysis (alternative futuring) methodology was created by British Intelligence and further developed by Royal/Dutch Shell Oil in the 1960s. As many other companies adopted the process over the years, it has been further refined and is now a widely used technique to plan for possible future worlds and to mitigate risk associated with those worlds.

   

 

 

 

 

 

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