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Comfort hooks up with Ryde to offer taxi-booking service | TODAYonline

Comfort hooks up with Ryde to offer taxi-booking service | TODAYonline

The other five taxi operators — SMRT Taxis, Prime Taxi, Premier Taxis, Trans-Cab and HDT Singapore Taxi — partnered third-party booking app Grab to launch dynamic pricing in March. Prices for JustGrab, the dynamic-pricing feature in the Grab app, will depend on factors such as real-time demand and supply, travel time and distance. On the […]

Surge pricing not taboo for Malaysia, Singapore | The Hindu

Surge pricing not taboo for Malaysia, Singapore | The Hindu

Driving integration Malaysia integrated 13 agencies under one body, the S.P.A.D., to drive integration of public transport. One of its mandates is to change the costly, rent-seeking character of its Pajak taxi license system. Under new laws to be in place by July, drivers would be strictly screened, but helped with financing to buy a […]

Health care execs are sweating over pricing pressure | Axios

Health care execs are sweating over pricing pressure | Axios

Public outcry over high prices for drugs and health care services has caught the attention of the people who decide those prices. But that doesn’t mean there will be any immediate action. A new survey from investment bank Lazard found that more than half (57%) of 300 U.S. and European health care executives and investors […]

Aviva CEO vows dual pricing solution for ‘dysfunctional’ market | Insurance Times

Aviva CEO vows dual pricing solution for ‘dysfunctional’ market | Insurance Times

Aviva boss Mark Wilson says the insurer is working on a product to solve the insurance problem of dual pricing, a pricing strategy adopted by all insurers which is tearing apart the reputation of the insurance industry. Dual pricing is when new customers are offered cut rate insurance deals, only for the premium to be […]

Aspen faces EU probe over excessive pricing of cancer drugs | BusinessDay

Aspen faces EU probe over excessive pricing of cancer drugs | BusinessDay

Brussels — Aspen Pharmacare faces a EU antitrust investigation for ramping up the price of cancer drugs as the EU joins a global crackdown on the soaring cost of life-saving generic medicines. “When the price of a drug suddenly goes up by several hundred percent, this is something the commission may look at,” EU competition […]

Congress to Trump: Let’s Tackle Drug Pricing in User Fee Reauthorizations | RAPS

Congress to Trump: Let’s Tackle Drug Pricing in User Fee Reauthorizations | RAPS

As part of a bid to bring down the price of pharmaceuticals in the US, Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and 33 other House members sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Monday seeking a way forward to meet the promises he’s made on the campaign trail and since […]

Why Prescription Drugs Cost So Much | AARP

Why Prescription Drugs Cost So Much | AARP

The Ways of Drug Pricing “The simple answer is because there’s nothing stopping them,” says Leigh Purvis, director of health services research for the AARP Public Policy Institute. AARP Membership: Join or Renew for Just $16 a Year Other countries drive a much harder bargain with drug companies. In contrast, the U.S. allows drug companies to pretty […]

WHO, Stakeholders Take ‘First Step’ On Fair Pricing For Medicines | Intellectual Property Watch

WHO, Stakeholders Take ‘First Step’ On Fair Pricing For Medicines | Intellectual Property Watch

The World Health Organization has concluded a major one-day forum on fair pricing of medicines, bringing a wide range of stakeholders together in Amsterdam and coming up with several possible actions for the way ahead. Key points of discussion included a definition of fair pricing, moving away from value-based pricing, delinkage of price from research […]

Florida probes Tyson Foods, Pilgrim’s Pride on chicken pricing | Reuters

Florida probes Tyson Foods, Pilgrim’s Pride on chicken pricing | Reuters

Top U.S. chicken companies Tyson Foods Inc (TSN.N) and Pilgrim’s Pride Corp (PPC.O) said on Monday that Florida’s attorney general sought information from them regarding a probe into possible anticompetitive behavior, widening a legal review into chicken pricing. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office has opened an investigation into allegations made in civil lawsuits, filed […]

Drug pricing didn’t come up in White House biomedical meeting, NIH director says | CNBC

Drug pricing didn’t come up in White House biomedical meeting, NIH director says | CNBC

It was an elephant in the room: Drug pricing has been a key focus of President Donald Trump’s narrative on the drug industry since even before he took office. But in a White House meeting on biomedical research Monday, which included executives from drug companies as well as academic and government health leaders, the topic […]