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Painkiller that once cost $138 is now $2,979  | CNN Money

Painkiller that once cost $138 is now $2,979 | CNN Money

An Irish drugmaker has jacked up the price of a painkiller to nearly $3,000 a bottle. The drug is 22 times more expensive than when the company acquired it in late 2013. The sticker shock for Horizon Pharma’s Vimovo drug is magnified by the fact that the painkiller’s two main ingredients can be purchased separately […]

Blockchain may hold the key to drug pricing transparency in the US | EPM Magazine

Blockchain may hold the key to drug pricing transparency in the US | EPM Magazine

“Drug pricing in the US healthcare system is broken because of the way the market is set up,” said Jaquie Finn, head of Digital Health, Cambridge Consultants. “By moving to an open market that creates price competition and improves access, there is an enormous opportunity to fix it, providing the right technology is in place.” […]

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Manager, Pricing Data Systems | FLEXPORT

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level Industry: Computer Software, Internet, Financial Services Employment Type: Full-time Job Functions: Project Management, Information Technology Job description Flexport is on a mission to fix the user experience in Global Trade. We are the first licensed freight forwarder and customs brokerage built around a modern tech stack. We help the world’s fastest growing brands manage […]

White House advisers cite USC research as basis for potential drug price reforms | USC News

White House advisers cite USC research as basis for potential drug price reforms | USC News

White House advisory council has issued several recommendations for reining in U.S. prescription drug prices and costs, some of which stem directly from the work of the USC Leonard Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. Voters are increasingly concerned about rising drug prices and health care costs — to the point that two presidential […]

Greg Walden pursues giving consumers more information on health prices | The Washington Examiner

Greg Walden pursues giving consumers more information on health prices | The Washington Examiner

A top House lawmaker wants consumers to have as much information as possible on what health services such as MRIs, pharmaceuticals, or CT scans cost. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., said Wednesday that he is speaking with colleagues in the Senate on greater price transparency. The remarks come a few days after […]

Why the car price you see is definitely not what you will pay | Irish Times

Why the car price you see is definitely not what you will pay | Irish Times

If you order a new jumper, a pair of jeans, some DVDs, a book, or even some household cleaning products from almost any online source, chances are that you will not be charged extra for delivery. Generally, once you’re spending more than a nominal amount (usually between €50 and €100), you won’t have to pay […]

Coinbase May Be Refunding Credit Card Cash Advance Fees On Cryptocurrency Purchases | Seeking Alpha

Coinbase May Be Refunding Credit Card Cash Advance Fees On Cryptocurrency Purchases | Seeking Alpha

This Could Be Painful For The Crypto Market Due to the dramatic rise in the prices of cryptocurrencies through the year 2017, many saw an opportunity in using their credit card to purchase these digital coins, then selling the coins, paying off their credit cards, and making a profit. While there is no telling what […]

Cryptocurrency price manipulation is ‘unavoidable,’ NEM president says | CNBC

Cryptocurrency price manipulation is ‘unavoidable,’ NEM president says | CNBC

Price manipulation in the cryptocurrency space is “unavoidable” but will disappear once the market has matured, the head of cryptocurrency firm NEM said Tuesday. “Price manipulation is not something new. You see it in mainstream markets as well. We are in a very nascent, growing phase of our industry and these things are unavoidable,” Lon […]

Uber introduces exact upfront fares in Romania | Business Review

Uber introduces exact upfront fares in Romania | Business Review

Uber has announced that it will introduce upfront pricing in Romania starting on Wednesday, February 14. This means that passengers will be shown the exact fare before requesting a ride – until now, they would only be shown an estimated cost. The price shown in the app will include the distance to the final destination, […]