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Commentary: Predatory drug pricing harms patients, health care reform | Ausitn American Statesman

Commentary: Predatory drug pricing harms patients, health care reform | Ausitn American Statesman

Each day, Central Texans are forced to make difficult decisions about their health. The high price of drugs has created an unfortunate reality for the most vulnerable among us: a choice between basic necessities and taking daily prescription medications. Many need those drugs to survive. It’s particularly galling to see prices for drugs that have […]

Dynamic pricing to benefit all – customers, retailers and OMCs: IOC | Moneycontrol.com

Dynamic pricing to benefit all – customers, retailers and OMCs: IOC | Moneycontrol.com

Oil marketing companies plan to revise petrol, diesel prices daily in 5 cities from May 1 and going forward a nationwide rollout is expected. To discuss this and the business outlook, CNBC-TV18 spoke to B Ashok, Chairman, India Oil Corporation (IOC). The fortnightly price revisions of petrol and diesel are basically done to neutralise the […]

Construction Material Costs Outpace Contractors’ Pricing, AGC Says | Rental Equipment Register

Construction Material Costs Outpace Contractors’ Pricing, AGC Says | Rental Equipment Register

Double-digit price increases for key construction materials pushed up construction costs in March, while the prices charged by contractors remained moderate, according to a new analysis of federal producer price data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials urged policy makers to avoid adopting restrictions on international trade that would add […]

Defiant, Generic Drug Maker Continues to Raise Prices | The New York Times

Defiant, Generic Drug Maker Continues to Raise Prices | The New York Times

Three people who attended an investor conference in Laguna Niguel, Calif., on March 14, 2017, said Mr. Bedrosian boasted in meetings about his ability to keep pushing up prices on products. The investors spoke on condition of anonymity, fearful of retaliation if they were identified. According to the investors, Mr. Bedrosian was asked if the […]

Uncovering Unauthorized Sales – A Pricing Podcast | Professional Pricing Society

Uncovering Unauthorized Sales – A Pricing Podcast | Professional Pricing Society

In this #PricingPodcast, we talked with Whitney Gibson, a Partner at the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP law firm, and a knowledge expert on unauthorized sales, online. Whitney shared why businesses and consumers alike should be concerned with unauthorized sellers who sell diverted products. Sellers on eBay and other third party online marketplaces are causing many […]

Deflation will end, but price wars are just beginning for retailers | Food Dive

Deflation will end, but price wars are just beginning for retailers | Food Dive

Retailers need to know their strengths and how they are different from their competitors, and then zero in on those areas. In its most recent earnings report, Tops Markets discussed two holiday pricing promotions that helped the company retain market share. Tops had enjoyed success with the promotions in the past, and knew its customer […]

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 […]

Daily chart: United bumps more passengers than any other large American airline | The Economist

Daily chart: United bumps more passengers than any other large American airline | The Economist

GETTING “bumped” from a flight took on a whole new meaning on April 9th, when United Airlines summoned aviation-security officers to drag a passenger off a plane kicking and screaming—literally. The company needed to transport employees from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky, and the flight was too full to accommodate them. After no one accepted United’s offer […]

Ridesharing companies made use of the BART outage | TG Daily

Ridesharing companies made use of the BART outage | TG Daily

Dynamic pricing by ridesharing companies The Dynamic pricing or surge pricing occurs when the demand is high. The cost of the rides will be more than the regular pricing because the demand is more than the supply. When the drivers are considerably low the ridesharing company cannot meet with the increasing booking request and so […]

AG urged to stop medical-pricing-law scofflaws | Boston Herald

AG urged to stop medical-pricing-law scofflaws | Boston Herald

Attorney General Maura Healey should “assert leadership” on behalf of consumers and motivate health care providers to comply with the state’s price-transparency law, the Pioneer Institute recommends in a report out today that found wildly varying costs for procedures and a reluctance to spell out those prices. “They take payment seriously, and they should. But […]