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Pricing Practitioners: Are you winning the data intelligence game? | Pricing Matters

Pricing Practitioners: Are you winning the data intelligence game? | Pricing Matters

PPS Fall Session to Showcase Intelligent Data-Driven Pricing Strategies Today, commercial pricing success demands new ways of managing data. Pricing organizations are tasked with managing increasingly large and complex data sets coming from diverse sources that change rapidly. As a result, there is a failure to operationalize pricing strategy over a long-term horizon. Pricing organizations […]

Drug-Price Transparency Won’t End the Patent Games | Bloomberg

Drug-Price Transparency Won’t End the Patent Games | Bloomberg

The laws regulating generic drugs were built on an important compromise. Companies would get a certain amount of time to have a monopoly on a new drug to reward them for doing the expensive research that resulted in the drug. But once that time had expired, generics would be allowed on the market, giving the […]

Study blames Uber/Lyft for San Francisco traffic, Uber/Lyft blames Amazon, propose surge pricing | Boing Boing

Study blames Uber/Lyft for San Francisco traffic, Uber/Lyft blames Amazon, propose surge pricing | Boing Boing

A new report from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority attributes the majority (51%-73%) of the prodigious 2010-2016 increase in San Francisco traffic congestion on Uber and Lyft; the rideshare companies dispute the finding and say that it’s really down to increased Amazon Prime delivery vehicles and Lyft has offered to work with the city […]

Pharma bends on US pricing debate | Evaluate

Pharma bends on US pricing debate | Evaluate

Disclosing prices to consumers looks like a fait accompli, although the details are still being debated. Icer, meanwhile, could open the door to biopharma’s early participation in cost-effectiveness reports. If you can’t beat them, join them. That seems to be the guiding principle behind the biopharma sector’s overtures on drug pricing this week, offering a […]

Pinterest adds dynamic pricing, product recommendations for style and home decor | Venture Beat

Pinterest adds dynamic pricing, product recommendations for style and home decor | Venture Beat

Just in time for the holidays, Pinterest is announcing a slew of changes to make it easier for people to shop on its website and mobile app. First up, the company is phasing out its Buyable Pins — pins served up by retailers that allowed users to buy products without leaving Pinterest — and replacing […]

‘Airline Pricing’ Coming To Northwest Ski Areas | OPB

‘Airline Pricing’ Coming To Northwest Ski Areas | OPB

A popular Pacific Northwest ski resort is moving to airline-style ticket pricing this season. The cost of lift tickets at Mount Hood Meadows in Oregon will rise and fall daily based on demand. What the ski industry calls “dynamic pricing” was pioneered by major resorts in Colorado, Utah and California. It has been slow to spread […]

Cost of blood pressure drug surges in U.S. after recall | Physician’s Weekly

Cost of blood pressure drug surges in U.S. after recall | Physician’s Weekly

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Prices for two dosages of the blood pressure drug valsartan rose more than any other drug in the United States in September, following a recall of much of the drug’s supply. Chinese pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturer Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals recalled valsartan from consumers in the United States in July after finding traces […]

The main issue with prescription drug price transparency | Axios

The main issue with prescription drug price transparency | Axios

Expect more big moves on prescription drug pricing today. Driving the news: HHS Secretary Alex Azar is giving a “major policy address” on drug prices this afternoon. Politico reported Friday that the administration would formally propose new regulations this week requiring drugmakers to include their sticker prices in their advertising, similar to the way they […]

Under pressure, drugmakers give an inch on DTC drug ads | BioPharma Dive

Under pressure, drugmakers give an inch on DTC drug ads | BioPharma Dive

Dive Insight: In adopting new voluntary principles, PhRMA is making a concession to calls from the White House and lawmakers to be more upfront with drug prices. But its cooperation only goes so far, as the trade group will continue to resist placing prices in ads directly. “Our industry is taking a new approach to […]

Drugmakers may have to disclose prices of medicine in television ads | The Washington Post

Drugmakers may have to disclose prices of medicine in television ads | The Washington Post

The nation’s top health official proposed on Monday that pharmaceutical companies be required to include the list price of medicines in television advertisements to consumers — the boldest in a series of efforts by the Trump administration to curb rampant drug spending. Under a major change laid out by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex […]