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Tag: Price Gouging

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 […]

Defiant, Generic Drug Maker Continues to Raise Prices | The New York Times

Defiant, Generic Drug Maker Continues to Raise Prices | The New York Times

Three people who attended an investor conference in Laguna Niguel, Calif., on March 14, 2017, said Mr. Bedrosian boasted in meetings about his ability to keep pushing up prices on products. The investors spoke on condition of anonymity, fearful of retaliation if they were identified. According to the investors, Mr. Bedrosian was asked if the […]

Ridesharing companies made use of the BART outage | TG Daily

Ridesharing companies made use of the BART outage | TG Daily

Dynamic pricing by ridesharing companies The Dynamic pricing or surge pricing occurs when the demand is high. The cost of the rides will be more than the regular pricing because the demand is more than the supply. When the drivers are considerably low the ridesharing company cannot meet with the increasing booking request and so […]

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 […]