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Hospital price rule causes confusion | Rushville Republican

Hospital price rule causes confusion | Rushville Republican

“While mycareINsight is more user friendly than the chargemaster, it still provides charges, which are not what people will pay,” Platt said. “Charges represent a starting point for hospitals contracting with insurers who routinely negotiate discounts from charges on behalf of enrollees.” Platt said the guidelines are a step in the right direction. “I think […]

Pricer’s Points: Why Does Bottled Water Cost Significantly More than Tap Water?
 | Elena Galli

Pricer’s Points: Why Does Bottled Water Cost Significantly More than Tap Water?
 | Elena Galli

More or less one month ago I was at the airport, heading back to Barcelona after having spent some days in my hometown, Ferrara, a little city in Northern Italy. I was very thirsty so I headed to the first bar I saw and ended up spending an excruciatingly expensive price for my half a […]

Lilly, other insulin makers must face price-gouging lawsuit, judge rules | Indianapolis Business Journal

Lilly, other insulin makers must face price-gouging lawsuit, judge rules | Indianapolis Business Journal

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. and two other insulin makers must face claims they gouged diabetes patients through deceptive price lists for their life-saving drugs. U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti in New Jersey on Friday allowed a proposed class-action lawsuit filed by 67 diabetics against Lilly, Novo Nordisk A/S and the U.S. unit of French […]

TV Drug Ads Will Soon Include Prices: Will It Help Consumers? | HealthLine

TV Drug Ads Will Soon Include Prices: Will It Help Consumers? | HealthLine

Prices coming to television The whole purpose of direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising is to get patients to go to their doctors and inquire about a brand-name drug, which is why most ads’ “action item” is telling you to “talk to your doctor.” DTC is also a practice that’s banned in every country except for the United […]

Letter: Allow drug price negotiations | The Columbian

Letter: Allow drug price negotiations | The Columbian

Current laws have tied the hands of our state medical programs by denying them the right to negotiate medication prices with pharmaceutical manufacturers. We tell them that they will have to take what they can get and deal with the price gouging. So in turn, the state programs have to constantly judge which brand is […]

Commentary: Make drugmakers justify their price increases | HeraldNet

Commentary: Make drugmakers justify their price increases | HeraldNet

At a time when we at Kaiser Permanente are working hard to find efficiencies that bring down costs, our pharmaceutical costs keep going up. In the last two years, prescription drug prices for Kaiser Permanente in Washington have increased by $70 million. The situation is even worse for specialty drugs. These higher-cost, hard-to-manufacture, or hard-to-handle/administer […]

Texas Rangers’ fans upset at prices in new Globe Life Field | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas Rangers’ fans upset at prices in new Globe Life Field | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

When the Texas Rangers polled their season ticket customers on what their biggest priority was for seats at the new stadium, the message was no personal seat licenses. The dreaded PSL is the bane of every single season ticket customer all over this great nation. The Rangers delivered. There are no personal seat licenses for […]

Trump’s free market approach to drug pricing will help lower costs | TheHill

Trump’s free market approach to drug pricing will help lower costs | TheHill

During President Trump’s State of the Union speech, he spoke about the urgent need to lower prescription drug prices. He talked about global freeloading and the injustice of Americans paying more for drugs that are made here than foreign countries do. He discussed the need for price transparency, where drug manufacturers reveal their list prices […]

Fostering Transparency In The Pharmaceutical Market | Forbes

Fostering Transparency In The Pharmaceutical Market | Forbes

In response to the problem of rising list prices for drugs, elected officials continue to propose counterproductive reforms. Whether it is importing drugs from Canada or indexing U.S. drug prices to the prices charged in other countries, these policies will make the current bad situation worse because they fail to understand the disincentives that are […]

Drug pricing reforms will disrupt cancer care for millions | TheHill

Drug pricing reforms will disrupt cancer care for millions | TheHill

From dinner tables to the halls of Congress, the price of prescription drugs has recently dominated conversations across the country. Last year, President Trump unveiled the American Patients First blueprint to reduce the costs of prescription drugs and limit out-of-pocket costs for American consumers. In an effort to address drug costs, President Trump and Health and Human […]