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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 […]

Why Rockford, Illinois, is suing the drug company Mallinckrodt | Business Insider

Why Rockford, Illinois, is suing the drug company Mallinckrodt | Business Insider

On April 6, the City of Rockford filed a lawsuit against Mallinckrodt, the makers of H.P. Acthar, “to challenge an anti-competitive, unfair and deceptive scheme” that the company undertook “to enhance and maintain Mallinckrodt’s monopoly power in the U.S. market for adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) drugs in violation of the U.S. antitrust laws.” Class-action suits contesting […]

With Bizjet Pricing Still Soft, Embraer Stresses Value | Aviation International News

With Bizjet Pricing Still Soft, Embraer Stresses Value | Aviation International News

As pricing for new business aircraft remains soft in the current market environment, Embraer Executive Jets is embarking on “a strategic shift from price to value,” newly installed company president and CEO Michael Amalfitano told AIN on Tuesday. He said that “value” includes production innovation, service and support, aircraft reliability and responsiveness to customers. Notably, […]

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 […]

Down to Business: Amazon hulking over retail landscape | The Daily Gazette

Down to Business: Amazon hulking over retail landscape | The Daily Gazette

With physical stores, Amazon will be “a new competitor for retailers,” says Ouimet. That will come in large part from Amazon’s “sophisticated, dynamic pricing” — flexible prices influenced by supply and demand. “Retailers are going to find themselves competing with a competitor that can react within 90 seconds . . . to a price change,” he said. […]

Price Shopping Could Cut Employer Health Costs By 20%, But There’s A Catch | Forbes

Price Shopping Could Cut Employer Health Costs By 20%, But There’s A Catch | Forbes

Away from the noise in Washington, there’s a quiet movement to improve healthcare and lower costs—and it’s making progress. The movement is led by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, like unions and retirement plans, which cover the majority of Americans. Starting with this post, I will periodically profile the pros and cons, […]

Dynamic Pricing: When Should Retailers Bother? | Forbes

Dynamic Pricing: When Should Retailers Bother? | Forbes

Before I get started on answering the question about whether retailers should bother with dynamic pricing, let’s first define what it really is. Dynamic pricing is the act of changing a price multiple times throughout the day or week. There is some expectation that the frequency of price changes is unusually high relative to how […]

Grainger Accelerates Pricing Actions After Q1 Sales Tick Up, Profit Slides | Industrial Distribution

Grainger Accelerates Pricing Actions After Q1 Sales Tick Up, Profit Slides | Industrial Distribution

“Overall, the first quarter clearly fell short of our expectations, driven primarily by the stronger than anticipated customer response to our U.S. strategic pricing actions, with a greater volume of products sold at more competitive prices,” Macpherson said in Grainger’s earnings release Tuesday, adding that the company will now accelerate those pricing changes going forward. “Based […]

Aspen’s drug pricing faces EU, UK probes | Business Day

Aspen’s drug pricing faces EU, UK probes | Business Day

Aspen Pharmaceuticals’ failure to disclose its 2016 €5.2m Italian competition authorities fine for price gouging has backfired. The story made headlines in the UK and on social media. With speculation now mounting that British and European authorities will launch their own investigations into the price-gouging allegations, local shareholders are querying why the company has never […]

Health insurers respond to Trump threat on pricing | Awesome Investors

Health insurers respond to Trump threat on pricing | Awesome Investors

Pleading Their Cause Major healthcare groups, led by America’s Health Insurance Plans, sent a letter to leaders of the House of Representatives as well as the Senate and a separate one to the president himself, requesting that the individual health insurance market be stabilized, as the window is closing to price individual insurance products for […]