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Better Buy: Amgen Inc. vs. Biogen | The Motley Fool

Better Buy: Amgen Inc. vs. Biogen | The Motley Fool

Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX) has been more bullish about the prospects for brodalumab, now branded as Siliq, than anyone. Amgen bailed out on the psoriasis drug after late-stage study results raised concerns about Siliq causing patients to have suicidal thoughts. AstraZeneca publicly stated that it would move forward without Amgen, but soon afterward began shopping the drug […]

Apple Inc. (AAPL) and the Law of Demand | InvestorPlace

Apple Inc. (AAPL) and the Law of Demand | InvestorPlace

Suppose that as the Christmas shopping season approaches, Apple ramps up phone production. It could lower its price and begin taking preorders for $1,000. Beware of Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock in 2017 Again, the phones would be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Maybe by March or April of 2018, Apple’s inventory will finally be […]

Marathon Pharmaceutical resigns from industry lobbying group PhRMA following pricing controversy | Healthcare Finance

Marathon Pharmaceutical resigns from industry lobbying group PhRMA following pricing controversy | Healthcare Finance

With the sale of its controversial rare-disease drug finalized, Marathon Pharmaceuticals has taken the unusual step of resigning from the powerful industry lobbying group PhRMA.| Marathon had been a member of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, and Marathon’s CEO, Jeffrey Aronin, had held a position on the board. The news of Marathon’s resignation […]

EU regulators back two more orphan drugs, question of pricing remains | Pharmaphorum

EU regulators back two more orphan drugs, question of pricing remains | Pharmaphorum

Approved in the US late last year, Biogen charges $750,000 for six jabs of Spinraza (nusinersen) in the first year of treatment – although the price halves from the second year onwards as only three doses are required annually. It’s unclear what Biogen’s pricing strategy will be in Europe, where the firm will have to […]

BioMarin sees ‘high end’ pricing on Brineura ahead of FDA decision: analyst | FiercePharma

BioMarin sees ‘high end’ pricing on Brineura ahead of FDA decision: analyst | FiercePharma

But BioMarin is warning that the med will be near the top of the world’s costliest orphan drugs, and that growth will be slow because it treats an “extremely rare” disease, according to Schimmer. In an effort to boost the drug’s prospects, BioMarin plans to search “ aggressively” for early-stage and minimally symptomatic patients, the analyst […]

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This Week in Pricing > 4/29/17

This Week in Pricing > 4/29/17

This Week in Pricing is a recap of the week’s best pricing focused news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals. This Edition is brought to you by:     Strategic Pricing Associates SPA is the leading provider of pricing analytics to 100′s of complex companies of all […]

Pricing News Daily > 4/28/17

Pricing News Daily > 4/28/17

Pricing News Daily is a digest of top pricing strategy in the news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals, business owners, creative professionals, and independent contractors. This Edition is brought to you by:    SPOSEA B.V. SPOSEA B.V. drives increased profitability for SAP users by SIMPLIFYING […]

United Airlines: Four Seats Worth $1.5 Billion? | Time.com

United Airlines: Four Seats Worth $1.5 Billion? | Time.com

Many things are baffling about the decision by United Airlines employees to have a passenger dragged bleeding from one of their airplanes as other patrons taped the debacle on their smartphones. But with company CEO Oscar Munoz declaring that he “emphatically” backs the employees despite a plunge in the company’s stock price, it’s amazing that […]

How a razor revolutionised the way we pay for stuff | BBC News

How a razor revolutionised the way we pay for stuff | BBC News

Two-part pricing is also known as the “razor and blades” model, because that’s where it first drew attention – draw people in with an attractively priced razor, then repeatedly charge them for expensive replacement blades. Before King Camp Gillette, razors were bigger, chunkier affairs – and a significant enough expense that when the blade got […]

Top 5 Antitrust Issues Facing Companies in the U.S. Today: #3 Pricing | The National Law Review

Top 5 Antitrust Issues Facing Companies in the U.S. Today: #3 Pricing | The National Law Review

Prices provide crucial information to buyers and sellers, and so have always been critical to a competitive economy and antitrust law. But the emergence of new online information-harvesting technology and instantaneous transmission of pricing information may lead to new versions of antitrust issues, including anticompetitive price fixing arrangements and disputes about distributors’ pricing. Pricing Algorithms […]

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Pricer’s Points: This Map Ranks The Affordability Of Houses In Major U.S. Cities (Relative To Income) | Anastasia Ivanov

Pricer’s Points: This Map Ranks The Affordability Of Houses In Major U.S. Cities (Relative To Income) | Anastasia Ivanov

Using median income data from the U.S. census and median home prices from Zillow, this map shows how many years of median income it costs to purchase a median house in each of these cities. Based on this calculation, Detroit is the most affordable city because the median home price is only 1.5 times the […]

Pricer’s Points: Buying A Big House Comes With Big Hidden Costs | Anastasia Ivanov

Pricer’s Points: Buying A Big House Comes With Big Hidden Costs | Anastasia Ivanov

You have to consider all the angles before buying a home. While owning big beautiful home might be your dream, the cost of owning one over 30 years can quickly turn it into a nightmare. It’s important not to let short-term decisions impact long-term financial goals like retiring early or saving for your child’s education. […]

Pricer’s Points: Private labels can be more powerful and profitable than classic brands, enabling richer experiences and faster growth | Peter Fisk

Pricer’s Points: Private labels can be more powerful and profitable than classic brands, enabling richer experiences and faster growth | Peter Fisk

When I want to cook a great dinner at home, I head straight to Marks & Spencer’s food store. M&S’s Cook range of premium quality, organically farmed self-assembly dishes makes entertaining easy. Not only do they bring together all the ingredients, fresh and locally sourced, but there is an instore tasting kitchen and even a […]

Pricer’s Points: The idea of an energy price cap could damage the energy markets | Lord Redesdale

Pricer’s Points: The idea of an energy price cap could damage the energy markets | Lord Redesdale

The recent hikes in energy prices, has led to the government contemplating price caps, because as they have said, the energy markets are not working. This idea was widely derided when Ed Miliband announced the Labour policy of a price freeze out of the blue in 2015. Even though Labour where not likely to be […]

Pricer’s Points: A Question About Pricing Models | Mark Stiving

Pricer’s Points: A Question About Pricing Models | Mark Stiving

“Mark, I was in your pricing class yesterday (I was the obnoxious one wearing a baseball cap) and it was very informative, I learned a lot. “I know you’re very busy, and I apologize for the imposition, but one thing we didn’t go over were different pricing models. For example, in our business we have […]

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Discussion: How Hype and Greed Are Ruining Chinese Bike-Sharing (i.e., Mobike and Ofo) | Jeffrey Towson

Discussion: How Hype and Greed Are Ruining Chinese Bike-Sharing (i.e., Mobike and Ofo) | Jeffrey Towson

During the 2007 financial crisis, former Citigroup CEO Charles Prince famously said: “When the music stops, in terms of liquidity, things will be complicated. But as long as the music is playing, you’ve got to get up and dance.” Looking at the bike-sharing business in China today, you see a lot of such dancing. You […]

Discussion: Amazon looks to debut Echo-only streaming music service, undercut industry pricing by half | Apple Insider

Discussion: Amazon looks to debut Echo-only streaming music service, undercut industry pricing by half | Apple Insider

In the early days of music streaming, companies experimented with offerings priced at around $5, but those services usually came with stringent limitations on song skipping or number of registered devices. Consumer response was tepid, as users seemed willing to spend the extra money for full control over their listening experience. Industry competitors, led by […]

Discussion: Drugmakers’ Pricing Power Remains Strong | WSJ

Discussion: Drugmakers’ Pricing Power Remains Strong | WSJ

Pharmaceutical companies’ power to raise prices is firmly intact despite pushback from health insurers, scrutiny by U.S. lawmakers and anxiety about rising prescription drug spending. More than two-thirds of the 20 largest​pharmaceutical companies said price increases boosted sales of some or most of their biggest ​products in the first quarter, according to a Wall Street […]

Discussion: Uber Plans To Kill Surge Pricing, Though Drivers Say It Makes Job Worth It | NPR

Discussion: Uber Plans To Kill Surge Pricing, Though Drivers Say It Makes Job Worth It | NPR

Sometimes you call an Uber, and what you thought would be an $8 ride is going to be two, three, even four times more — the result of greater demand brought on by a blizzard, or a baseball game. Whatever the reason, surge pricing is not fun. It turns out Uber is working to fix […]

Discussion: Why Smart People Pay Too Much For Paper Products And Cleaning Supplies | Bruce Gottfried

Discussion: Why Smart People Pay Too Much For Paper Products And Cleaning Supplies | Bruce Gottfried

Since joining Paramount Paper and Plastics Inc. I have experienced working under a different business model. Under this model an item is marked up a fixed maximum percentage to all customers. If there is extreme competitive pressure on an item it is reduced a maximum of 5%. Other items on the order are not raised […]