Posts From Scott Martin

Gwyneth Paltrow: Will Fake Pills Drive Out Real Cash for Goop Investors?

Gwyneth Paltrow: Will Fake Pills Drive Out Real Cash for Goop Investors? (0)

Chasing snake oil and fad gurus is harmless until your journey of personal discovery becomes a platform for prescribing therapies to complete strangers. Any reasonably diligent venture capital partner should be weighing the risks.
Sofia Vergara Embryo Fight Takes Bizarre Twist As Fetuses Sue Mom

Sofia Vergara Embryo Fight Takes Bizarre Twist As Fetuses Sue Mom (0)

“Modern Family” star’s legal nightmare hints at a truly post-modern future for dynastic family planners. All clients contemplating fertility therapy need to decide the fate of all genetic material now.
Dr. Strange Puts Medical Superhero Myth Under The Stethoscope

Dr. Strange Puts Medical Superhero Myth Under The Stethoscope (1)

$80 million opening demonstrates that stereotypes around the profession and its limits are as pernicious as ever. The moviegoing public responds to these tropes for a reason: maybe they recognize the truth behind the special effects? The latest Marvel superhero to hit the big screen actually has a medical degree -- or at least he did before going beyond the limits of science in pursuit of unorthodox treatment.
Disgraced Ex-Pharma CEO Martin Shereki Injects Himself Into Epipen PR Meltdown

Disgraced Ex-Pharma CEO Martin Shereki Injects Himself Into Epipen PR Meltdown (0)

Shkreli — who famously insulted members of Congress earlier this year but refused to testify officially over his own decision to increase the price of a life-saving pill — is now hopping at the chance to defend generic drug manufacturer Mylan. He may even have opened the door to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, where he previously cited his Fifth Amendment's right to avoid incriminating himself. "Any chance i can come through this time and actually testify?" he tweeted Thursday in a post directed at the committee's Democrats. All of this now paves an unlikely new friendship between Shkreli and Mylan CEO Heather Bresch. Heather Bresch created about $15 billion in value for Mylan in the seven years since she stepped up as president of the company. A big part of that value add came from her talent for repackaging off-the-shelf drugs into bona fide blockbusters.
Playing a Doctor on TV: Dr. Oz Works the Camera for Millions

Playing a Doctor on TV: Dr. Oz Works the Camera for Millions (0)

Once you’re on Oprah’s team of TV doctors, you don’t actually need to chase shady online endorsements to make more money in four years than an elite cardiologist brings down in a working lifetime.
LA Bone Doctors Hit Gold Mine with Cedars Affiliation

LA Bone Doctors Hit Gold Mine with Cedars Affiliation (0)

Shifting the admitting privileges up from Santa Monica means an extra drive for some Kerlan-Jobe patients but the Beverly Hills address and lavish resources are a better fit with the sports medicine group’s strategic trajectory. Other premium providers may need to make similar choices soon.
Will a New Mood in Washington Keep Wealthy Doctors from Extinction?

Will a New Mood in Washington Keep Wealthy Doctors from Extinction? (0)

Medicine as a profit-seeking enterprise was under existential pressure before the Affordable Care Act. Even if you want it repealed, the pressure won’t go away. It’s time doctors who want to make money and keep their sanity to evolve with the times.