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Top private label prices rising faster than brands | Financial Review

Top private label prices rising faster than brands | Financial Review

Prices for Woolworths’ premium private label groceries are rising faster than prices for national brands as Australia’s largest retailer attempts to protect profit margins amid rising costs. Woolworths, and to a lesser extent Coles, has been playing hardball with suppliers, resisting price rises stemming from the drought, rising energy costs and the weaker Australian dollar. […]

Cheap wind power distorting power market pricing, leads to legislative interest in study | Houston Chronicle

Cheap wind power distorting power market pricing, leads to legislative interest in study | Houston Chronicle

Subsidies for wind and other alternative energy were established in 1978 by Congress to reduce reliance on foreign oil, following the Arab oil embargo that sent energy costs skyrocketing. Both the Senate and House bills direct the Public Utility Commission and the state’s grid manager Electric Reliability Council of Texas to study how to change […]

Lyft and Uber lure people with low fares, but how long will cheap ride-sharing last? | MarketWatch

Lyft and Uber lure people with low fares, but how long will cheap ride-sharing last? | MarketWatch

Ridesharing giant Lyft went public on March 28 and, earlier this month, its bigger rival Uber said it will soon follow with its own IPO. The IPO prospectus for Lyft and the initial filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission by Uber lift the veil for the first time on the sustainability of their business […]

China Cracking Down on Avengers: Endgame Price Gouging | CBR

China Cracking Down on Avengers: Endgame Price Gouging | CBR

Ahead of Avengers: Endgame’s premiere this week, theaters in China have been ordered to cap service fees. According to Beijing Youth Daily via South China Morning Post, some Chinese theaters have been selling tickets at up to three times the usual rate, putting them at around 300 yuan or about $45 each. Chinese authorities have […]

Congress Is Right: Patent Abuse Is Medical Malpractice | Newsmax

Congress Is Right: Patent Abuse Is Medical Malpractice | Newsmax

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee recently concluded its second hearing this month on the soaring cost of insulin. With insulin manufacturers’ price-gouging now leading some diabetics with no choice but to dangerously self-ration their medicine, reportedly leading to deaths, it could not have come at a better time, NPR […]

Priority Review Vouchers Have Helped To Improve Access To Drugs Targeting Neglected Diseases | Forbes

Priority Review Vouchers Have Helped To Improve Access To Drugs Targeting Neglected Diseases | Forbes

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Priority Review Vouchers (PRVs) for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are aimed to incentivize pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs or vaccines for NTDs. The vouchers do this by providing a six-month expedited review of another drug within that company’s development pipeline if they receive FDA approval for such a drug […]

Controlling stent prices may show benefits in short-run, but does long-term damage | The Financial Express

Controlling stent prices may show benefits in short-run, but does long-term damage | The Financial Express

A new study by doctors and policymakers at public hospitals posits that the price cap on coronary stents may have helped a larger number of patients from lower-income groups undergo life-saving angioplasty since their number went up sharply after the price-regulation move. The study, led by Dr Bhanu Duggal, the head of cardiology at AIIMS, […]

Common Mistakes to Avoid in a Profitability Overhaul | Modern Distribution Management

Common Mistakes to Avoid in a Profitability Overhaul | Modern Distribution Management

Claims vs. Reality In examining pricing strategy, members of the sales team will often say a distributor is overpriced in the market — don’t buy that claim, said Real Results Marketing Managing Partner Jonathan Bein, Ph.D. His company has done years of customer research that shows pricing is not a top factor for clients. When […]

New drug pricing analysis reveals where PBMs and pharmacies make their money | 46brooklyn Research

New drug pricing analysis reveals where PBMs and pharmacies make their money | 46brooklyn Research

For those uninitiated, 46brooklyn Research was founded by two Ohio pharmacy guys who had seen enough problems in the prescription drug supply chain to know that transparency and accountability were sorely needed. Prior to our launch in August 2018, we spent months digging into publicly-available data to expose a growing gap between the actual price […]

Uber vs. Lyft: A Comparison Shows Which Is Better | Inc.

Uber vs. Lyft: A Comparison Shows Which Is Better | Inc.

3. Pricing Uber and Lyft, being fierce competitors in most markets, charge pretty much the same during normal times. But both also charge higher prices in high-demand situations so as to bring in more drivers when they’re needed. Uber calls this “surge pricing” and Lyft calls it “prime time.” Both Chen and other observers have […]