Tag: Price Increases

How are prescription drug prices determined? | AMA Wire

How are prescription drug prices determined? | AMA Wire

The U.S. spends nearly $330 billion a year on prescription drugs. In 1990, the share the nation spent for pharmaceuticals accounted for 5.6 percent of total health care spending, but grew to nearly 10 percent in 2016. Prescription drug price increases can lead some patients to not be able to afford critical medicine, causing them […]

MediXall.com Announces Expansion into Prescription Discounts with Upcoming Launch of MediXallRx | NASDAQ

MediXall.com Announces Expansion into Prescription Discounts with Upcoming Launch of MediXallRx | NASDAQ

Fort Lauderdale, FL, Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NEWMEDIAWIRE — MediXall Group Inc., (OTCQB:MDXL), creator of MediXall.com, a new generation healthcare marketplace platform designed to address the growing need of self-pay and high deductible consumers for greater transparency and price competition in their healthcare costs, is pleased to announce that it has entered into […]

How Nashville Changed Health Care for the Nation | Nashville Scene

How Nashville Changed Health Care for the Nation | Nashville Scene

There’s a long-told tale among folks in Nashville health care circles. According to the story, as the industry was blossoming in Nashville in the early ’70s, an executive at one of the larger health care companies was asked how much it cost to keep a patient in one of his hospitals. His response? “Doesn’t matter.” […]

Pricing models will have an impact on adoption of AI in medical imaging | Health Data Management

Pricing models will have an impact on adoption of AI in medical imaging | Health Data Management

To maximize their market reach, vendors should consider offering both perpetual license and SaaS options, ideally with a strategy to convert perpetual license customers to a SaaS model over time, to take advantage of the more sticky and predictable business. Vendors who adopt a subscription model then need to set a pricing strategy that is […]

Milwaukee could raise Parking Meter Rates, use Surge Pricing | TMJ4 Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee could raise Parking Meter Rates, use Surge Pricing | TMJ4 Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee could soon raise parking rates around the city, and move to a demand-based pricing model. The legislation passed the Public Safety and Health Committee four to zero Thursday. Estimates say the changes would add $1.9 million to the city’s parking budget. The proposal would raise the top hourly parking meter rate $0.50 to $2 per hour. […]

Forcing NJ Universities to Come Clean on All their Hidden Fees | NJ Spotlight

Forcing NJ Universities to Come Clean on All their Hidden Fees | NJ Spotlight

The cost of tuition at colleges and universities in the state is one thing. But many students are blindsided by extra ‘hidden’ fees and legislators are pushing for transparency College costs can be formidable, and families often get sticker shock when they realize they haven’t accounted for the many fees a school can apply. With […]

Alumina pricing continue to surge as tensions mount in supply chain | Steel Guru

Alumina pricing continue to surge as tensions mount in supply chain | Steel Guru

Mr Andy Home wrote in Reuters that the CME cash contract, indexed against Platts’ assessment of the Australian price, is currently quoted at USD 626 per tonne, just shy of the record USD 643 seen at the start of May. Also in China, spot prices are at their highest since December last year. A walk-out […]

The Curious Case Of Gleevec Pricing | Forbes

The Curious Case Of Gleevec Pricing | Forbes

Several years ago, a group of oncologists penned an editorial on drug prices, with Gleevec (imatinib mesylate), the  groundbreaking tyrosine kinase inhibitor, as their illustration of egregious pricing practices. This sparked a nationwide conversation on cancer drug prices and value. When first approved, Gleevec ushered in a new era of targeted oncology drugs. At its […]

As opioid crisis rages, cost of overdose antidote spikes | WYMT

As opioid crisis rages, cost of overdose antidote spikes | WYMT

As the opioid epidemic continues to kill tens of thousands of Americans each year, the drug naloxone has proved invaluable in preventing overdose-related deaths. Yet a spike in its cost in recent years has constrained access to naloxone, potentially depriving health care professionals, emergency responders and families of a critical treatment than can save lives. […]

HHS sued over delay in drug pricing transparency regulations | Beckers Hospital Review

HHS sued over delay in drug pricing transparency regulations | Beckers Hospital Review

The American Hospital Association and six other health organizations  have sued HHS for delaying the implementation of rules that would force drug companies to be open about their pricing and punish them for overcharging participants in a federal drug discount program. Six things to know: 1. The 340B drug pricing program, enacted nearly three decades […]