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Adopting an unconventional pricing strategy, can Apple last for thousands of years? | The Technews

Adopting an unconventional pricing strategy, can Apple last for thousands of years? | The Technews

Amidst fierce competition CEO Tim Cook is steering Apple towards eternity. Cook wants Apple to last for thousands of years. We ponder, how? Adopting an unconventional pricing strategy, can Apple last for thousands of years? From the inception of the journey, Apple Inc. uncompromisingly brought quality technology products. Apple fans didn’t think twice to pay […]

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 […]

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Rethinks Pricing Strategy for Its Next Flagship iPhone | Smart Stock News

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Rethinks Pricing Strategy for Its Next Flagship iPhone | Smart Stock News

Hence, the rumor mills have been vocal regarding Apple’s next flagship handset arriving with a $1,000 price tag, to make it the most expensive iPhone variant ever. However, a recent report from UBS has stated that Apple is set to revamp its 2017 iPhone pricing strategy following the arrival of Samsung’s latest Galaxy handset. Samsung, […]

iPhone 8 may cost you over $1,000 | Deccan Chronicle

iPhone 8 may cost you over $1,000 | Deccan Chronicle

The base model of the iPhone 8 is however expected to start at $900 Apple is preparing to release its latest versions of the iPhone this year at its keynote to be held in September. As usual one may think, the pricing strategy for its iPhones would be higher than last year. On the contrary, the […]

Sony’s First Dolby Atmos Soundbar Gets Priced | CE Pro Europe

Sony’s First Dolby Atmos Soundbar Gets Priced | CE Pro Europe

The HT-ST5000 Atmos soundbar is officially on sale now, priced at £1,500 in the UK. Sony’s first Dolby Atmos soundbar wasn’t the only product that launched in March from the Japanese electronics giant. That’s because the company has hopped onto the micro soundbar bandwagon with the HT-MT300. This compact soundbar has been designed for installations […]

Strategies for Navigating a Cluttered App Marketplace | TG Daily

Strategies for Navigating a Cluttered App Marketplace | TG Daily

With a combined 4.2 million apps to choose from between the Apple and Android app stores, the marketplace for mobile applications has exponentially become more and more cluttered with competition. According to a study by Statista, mobile app revenues reached $41.1 billion worldwide in 2015 and profits are projected to exceed $101.1 billion by 2020. […]

To Improve Pharmaceutical Pricing, Reform PBMs And Fix Health Care’s Systemic Problems | Forbes

To Improve Pharmaceutical Pricing, Reform PBMs And Fix Health Care’s Systemic Problems | Forbes

As a consequence, PBMs’ earnings are enhanced when manufacturers charge high list prices, but then pay large rebates and discounts to lower the actual transaction prices, creating a strong financial incentive for PBMs to support the current opaque pricing system. Ultimately, the complicated pricing structure for pharmaceuticals is problematic and diminishes the beneficial role prices […]

How a $37,000-a-year medicine sets a good model for drug pricing | STAT

How a $37,000-a-year medicine sets a good model for drug pricing | STAT

He vowed to price the medicine “responsibly” and avoid the anger that high drug prices have stirred. “You’ll get to judge me and see how we do,” he told me. To his credit, Schleifer appears to have delivered. The drug, called Dupixent, has a list price of $37,000 a year. This isn’t cheap. But Regeneron […]