Tag: deceptive pricing

Discount car rental penalised for advertising unattainable prices |  CNW

Discount car rental penalised for advertising unattainable prices | CNW

OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2018 /CNW/ – The Competition Bureau has reached an agreement with a fourth car rental company, Discount Car & Truck Rentals Ltd., to address what the Bureau views as misleading representations. As part of the agreement, Discount will review its practices to ensure they comply with the law, and will pay a $700,000 […]

Businesses fined for selling goods above MRP, not displaying prices | Borneo Bulletin Online

Businesses fined for selling goods above MRP, not displaying prices | Borneo Bulletin Online

TWO businesses were each issued a compound fine of BND500 for selling price-controlled goods above their maximum retail price (MRP), including cooking oil, formulated powdered milk, and rice, while another two businesses were issued warning notices for not displaying price tags during an inspection. The inspection was conducted in Kampong Tanjung Bunut and Sengkurong by […]

PhRMA lawsuit against drug pricing transparency dismissed | State of Reform

PhRMA lawsuit against drug pricing transparency dismissed | State of Reform

On Thursday a US District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by PhRMA that challenged the constitutionality of SB 17, the drug pricing transparency law passed last year by the California Legislature. The law, which was introduced by Senator Ed Hernandez, requires prescription drug companies to provide 60 day advance notice and explanation for any […]

“What the Fee?!” Consumer Reports sheds light on hidden cable costs | WCNC

“What the Fee?!” Consumer Reports sheds light on hidden cable costs | WCNC

A new program called “What the Fee?!” by Consumer Reports reveals extra costs attached to cable bills really make consumers mad. These costs are added after you’re locked into a contract — fees that the company somehow didn’t mention or were buried in the fine print. Consumer Reports received the largest number of complaints about […]

Time to Challenge Google Maps Pricing | ProgrammableWeb

Time to Challenge Google Maps Pricing | ProgrammableWeb

Polish developers Bartłomiej Owczarek and Tomasz Nawrocki of the pharmaceuticals locator service GdziePoLek.pl relied heavily on Google Maps. Their business points patients to the closest brick-and-mortar pharmacies stocking specific medicines, so they realized quickly that Google pricing of Maps was changing frequently. They found that Google raised its Maps Platform pricing 14 times, while decreasing […]

Fake discounts in stores fool some shoppers more than others—here’s why | MarketWatch

Fake discounts in stores fool some shoppers more than others—here’s why | MarketWatch

It’s an experience most of us have had when shopping in a store. You’re rifling through the sales rack in search of a bargain. You find a shirt and trying to decide if it’s worth buying, so you look at the original price. But if you’re shopping at a dishonest retailer, what’s on the price […]

Why a patient paid a $285 copay for a $40 drug | PBS NewsHour

Why a patient paid a $285 copay for a $40 drug | PBS NewsHour

In the case of Z. Ming Ma and his wife Gretchen Liu, there was no pharmacist involved, because they purchased the medication directly from Express Scripts. Express Scripts’ Brian Henry reiterated to PBS NewsHour Weekend that the company does not engage in clawbacks and opposes the practice. And he also blamed the health insurer, Anthem, […]

CMS Proposes Site-Neutral Payments, Drug Price Negotiation | Health Payer Intelligence

CMS Proposes Site-Neutral Payments, Drug Price Negotiation | Health Payer Intelligence

“If finalized, this proposal is projected to save patients about $150 million in lower copayments for clinic visits provided at an off-campus hospital outpatient department,” the agency said in a press release. “CMS is also proposing to close a potential loophole through which providers are billing patients more for visits in hospital outpatient departments when […]

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You | ProPublica

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You | ProPublica

People who downsize their homes tend to have higher health care costs, the company says. As do those whose parents didn’t finish high school. Patients who own more valuable homes are less likely to land back in the hospital within 30 days of their discharge. The company says it has validated its scores against insurance […]

Liquidation Deals Aren’t Always What They Seem | CBS Minnesota

Liquidation Deals Aren’t Always What They Seem | CBS Minnesota

A Craftsman riding mower was listed as 10 percent off for liquidation, priced at $1,889. But buyers could’ve saved $300 more dollars by purchasing it the week before, when the sale price had it listed for $1,499. It was a similar story for a Craftsman push mower. Sears’ current liquidation price: $450. Before liquidation, the […]