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EU regulators back two more orphan drugs, question of pricing remains | Pharmaphorum

EU regulators back two more orphan drugs, question of pricing remains | Pharmaphorum

Approved in the US late last year, Biogen charges $750,000 for six jabs of Spinraza (nusinersen) in the first year of treatment – although the price halves from the second year onwards as only three doses are required annually. It’s unclear what Biogen’s pricing strategy will be in Europe, where the firm will have to […]

Price Shopping Could Cut Employer Health Costs By 20%, But There’s A Catch | Forbes

Price Shopping Could Cut Employer Health Costs By 20%, But There’s A Catch | Forbes

Away from the noise in Washington, there’s a quiet movement to improve healthcare and lower costs—and it’s making progress. The movement is led by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, like unions and retirement plans, which cover the majority of Americans. Starting with this post, I will periodically profile the pros and cons, […]

Gathering, managing competitive intelligence: Q&A with Competitive Promotion Report SVP Scott Hanslip | Drug Store News

Gathering, managing competitive intelligence: Q&A with Competitive Promotion Report SVP Scott Hanslip | Drug Store News

Scott Hanslip: Tracking and gathering competitive intelligence remains in the stone age as companies react to competitive threats, new products, package and ingredient changes, and, of course, published list price increases and decreases. Marketers and sales organizations continue to chase down products already in the market and then — hopefully — respond to them during […]

Aspen’s drug pricing faces EU, UK probes | Business Day

Aspen’s drug pricing faces EU, UK probes | Business Day

Aspen Pharmaceuticals’ failure to disclose its 2016 €5.2m Italian competition authorities fine for price gouging has backfired. The story made headlines in the UK and on social media. With speculation now mounting that British and European authorities will launch their own investigations into the price-gouging allegations, local shareholders are querying why the company has never […]

Health insurers respond to Trump threat on pricing | Awesome Investors

Health insurers respond to Trump threat on pricing | Awesome Investors

Pleading Their Cause Major healthcare groups, led by America’s Health Insurance Plans, sent a letter to leaders of the House of Representatives as well as the Senate and a separate one to the president himself, requesting that the individual health insurance market be stabilized, as the window is closing to price individual insurance products for […]

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 […]

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 […]

AAFP Joins Campaign to Push Back Against Rising Drug Prices | AAFP

AAFP Joins Campaign to Push Back Against Rising Drug Prices | AAFP

As family physicians counsel their patients on the best treatment regimens, sometimes that means turning to expensive prescription drugs. This week, the AAFP threw its weight behind efforts to push back against drug price increases by joining the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing(www.csrxp.org) (CSRxP). The campaign is a nonpartisan coalition of organizations — including nonprofit […]

How Pharma Companies Game the System to Keep Drugs Expensive | Harvard Business Review

How Pharma Companies Game the System to Keep Drugs Expensive | Harvard Business Review

I help the University of Utah hospital system manage its drug budgets and medication use policies, and in 2015 I got sticker shock. Our annual inpatient pharmacy cost for a single drug skyrocketed from $300,000 to $1.9 million. That’s because the drug maker Valeant suddenly increased the price of isoproterenol from $440 to roughly $2,700 […]

MedPAC Recommends New Part B Pricing System | Medpage Today

MedPAC Recommends New Part B Pricing System | Medpage Today

WASHINGTON — The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) voted unanimously Thursday to recommend a competitive pricing program and make other changes to reimbursement for drugs under Part B of the Medicare program. “Medicare, as a large third-party payer, always needs to take steps to make sure it’s paying the right amount,” said commission member Paul […]