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A Look at Netflix’s Strategy in Developing Markets Like India | Market Realist

A Look at Netflix’s Strategy in Developing Markets Like India | Market Realist

Pricing strategy The company has also employed a pricing strategy in international markets, where its plans cost between $6 and $19 per month—closer to its US prices. Netflix noted that as it penetrates more international territories and has to appeal to households with various income levels, it could consider introducing various price tiers in international […]

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 […]

U.S. Steelmakers Press Their Luck With Price Increases | Fox Business

U.S. Steelmakers Press Their Luck With Price Increases | Fox Business

U.S. steelmakers moved fast to raise prices after new tariffs were levied on some foreign competitors last year, but the quick increase has alienated some buyers and threatens to short-circuit a steel-market rebound. Domestic steel companies have raised prices by as much as 50% on popular types of steel in recent months. That has boosted […]

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 […]

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 […]

ComfortDelGro opts not to introduce dynamic pricing | Singapore Business Review

ComfortDelGro opts not to introduce dynamic pricing | Singapore Business Review

It will instead adopt a flat fare structure. Authorities recently gave a go-ahead for taxi operators to introduce dynamic pricing for trips booked through mobile applications. ComfortDelGro has chosen not to introduce such scheme for now, and will instead adopt a flat fare structure for mobile bookings. According to a report from UOB KayHian, the […]

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 […]

Connecting the dots | PMLiVE

Connecting the dots | PMLiVE

In this post-Brexit, post-Trump, populist environment, the view is that everything is interrelated. The world is getting smaller. Things that happen ‘here’ impact what happens ‘there’. Six degrees of separation. A massive game of dominoes. The Arab Spring shows us that change starts from the bottom up which triggers, perhaps, a smouldering discontent in the […]