Tag: Price Gouging

Trump’s Drug Pricing Czar Found With ‘Multiple Blunt Force Injuries,’ Ruled Suicide | The Epoch Times

Trump’s Drug Pricing Czar Found With ‘Multiple Blunt Force Injuries,’ Ruled Suicide | The Epoch Times

The high-level federal official tasked with lowering drug prices was found dead and, according to authorities in Washington, took his own life. Daniel Best was the senior adviser to Alex Azar, secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), for drug pricing reform. … Two days before his death, HHS published a question-and-answer article where Best explained […]

Health IT Adoption of Surescripts Price Transparency Tool Surges | EHR Intelligence

Health IT Adoption of Surescripts Price Transparency Tool Surges | EHR Intelligence

November 16, 2018 – Surescripts is experiencing a surge in new users as health IT adoption of its Real-Time Prescription Benefit tool increases fortyfold in a year. Prescribers have so far used the tool 30 million times to view patient-specific price and therapeutic alternative information since the EHR-integrated tool’s launch in 2017. EHR vendors comprising 77 […]

Airlines take you sky high – It’s All About . . . | Castanet

Airlines take you sky high – It’s All About . . . | Castanet

Do your own research when travelling. Those of you who do as much flying as I do you will be familiar with all the tricks the airlines use to get more money out of your pocket. Those of you who don’t believe that happens, search Google for information on a class action lawsuit launched against […]

Pfizer preps a laundry list of drug price hikes for the New Year — let the political fireworks begin | Endpoints News

Pfizer preps a laundry list of drug price hikes for the New Year — let the political fireworks begin | Endpoints News

Pfizer is billing this as a re­strained and com­pletely rea­son­able move, but the pharma giant has just thrown down a gaunt­let beg­ging Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump to pick it up. On Fri­day af­ter­noon the pharma giant $PFE put out a state­ment say­ing that it’s hold­ing the price line on 90% of its drug port­fo­lio come the […]

Chico law banning price gouging approved | Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico law banning price gouging approved | Chico Enterprise-Record

CHICO — A law prohibiting price gouging in the wake of the Camp Fire was approved unanimously by the Chico City Council Friday morning. The vote extends out to six months provisions of an existing state law that bans gouging the 30 days after an emergency has been declared. Generally the law prohibits any price increase […]

On health care, Dems go from running to baby steps | fltimes

On health care, Dems go from running to baby steps | fltimes

Lowering drug prices is a top priority for House Democrats and President Donald Trump. Leaders of both parties identified this issue last week as a possible area for bipartisanship. But Democrats’ more ambitious plans, like allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, aren’t expected to advance in the Republican Senate. Instead, issues like increasing transparency or […]

92% of Providers Concerned About Hospital Price Transparency Rule | RevCycle Intelligence

92% of Providers Concerned About Hospital Price Transparency Rule | RevCycle Intelligence

About 43 percent are also unsure how they will publish their pricing information to comply with the CMS hospital price transparency rule by Jan. 1, 2019. November 12, 2018 – Ninety-two percent of healthcare providers are concerned about the new hospital price transparency requirement recently finalized by CMS, a new poll shows. CMS finalized the hospital […]

Something Happened to U.S. Drug Costs in the 1990s | The New York Times

Something Happened to U.S. Drug Costs in the 1990s | The New York Times

Another potential explanation is that Americans take more expensive brand-name drugs than cheaper generics relative to their overseas counterparts. This doesn’t hold up either. We use a greater proportion of generic drugs here than most other countries — 84 percent of prescriptions are generic. Though Americans take a lower proportion of brand-name drugs, the prices […]

Congress should broaden legislation to curb medical price gouging | TheHill

Congress should broaden legislation to curb medical price gouging | TheHill

Washington is taking notice of an important problem: hospital price gouging of unsuspecting patients. The No More Surprise Medical Bills Act of 2018, introduced last month by Democratic Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, followed a bill offered earlier this year by six senators, the bipartisan Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills […]

Oklahoma sees high prices for medical pot amid scarce supply | Charlotte Observer

Oklahoma sees high prices for medical pot amid scarce supply | Charlotte Observer

Oklahoma voters in June approved use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. The law allows licensed medical marijuana patients to possess up to 8 ounces of marijuana, six mature plants and six seedlings, along with edibles and concentrated forms of the drug. The state began accepting applications for licenses from patients, growers, dispensaries and caregivers in […]