Tag: Price Pressures

The ‘vendors’ in HHS’ new drug pricing plan sound an awful lot like PBMs, experts say  | FierceHealthcare

The ‘vendors’ in HHS’ new drug pricing plan sound an awful lot like PBMs, experts say  | FierceHealthcare

Despite railing against the role of middlemen—namely pharmacy benefit managers—in rising drug prices, the Trump administration appears poised to introduce some of its own into the Part B program. The Department of Health and Human Services unveiled its International Pricing Index (IPI) model last week, which aims to bring down the costs of pharmaceuticals in […]

US pricing plan slammed for imposing “foreign price controls” | PMLiVE

US pricing plan slammed for imposing “foreign price controls” | PMLiVE

President Trump’s latest plan to bring down the cost of medicines in the US has drawn fire from the drug industry, which claims it will undermine access to medicines for some of the country’s neediest people. Last week, Trump unveiled proposals to bring US prices for drugs covered by Medicare Part B – which covers […]

Coal pricing drives Union Pacific Q3 revenue despite fall in carloads: company | S&P Global Platts

Coal pricing drives Union Pacific Q3 revenue despite fall in carloads: company | S&P Global Platts

Houston — Coal pricing has been a primary factor driving revenue growth in the Union Pacific’s third quarter earnings despite a 3% fall in coal and coke carloads, railroad executives said Thursday. In addition, increased fuel surcharge revenue along with a 6% increase in volume were primary drivers of revenue growth, Robert Knight, UP VP […]

iPhone XR is Apple’s strategy to disrupt itself with features and price before others do, says analyst | 9to5Mac

iPhone XR is Apple’s strategy to disrupt itself with features and price before others do, says analyst | 9to5Mac

While the analyst note mentions that it’s still of course worthwhile for Apple to make its high-end iPhones, Lam says that the XR is Apple’s way of disrupting itself before others have an opportunity to. While there is still strong demand for premium smartphone products, the marketers at Apple understand that most consumers will not […]

Energy Stocks Open Higher As Oil Surge Raises Prices | Nasdaq

Energy Stocks Open Higher As Oil Surge Raises Prices | Nasdaq

Energy stocks are set to open broadly higher, lifted by encouraging earnings results from oilfield services bellwether Schlumberger and stronger broader index futures and rising oil prices . Schlumberger’s third-quarter profit rose 18.2 percent on higher oilfield services demand and the company said it expects the current pipeline bottlenecks in the Permian basin to be […]

Letter: Make drug pricing transparent for Ohioans | The Columbus Dispatch

Letter: Make drug pricing transparent for Ohioans | The Columbus Dispatch

I respond to the Oct. 10 Dispatch editorial “Medicaid in need of transparency and oversight” regarding drug pricing. As a former administrator in Ohio’s Medicaid office, I was privy to meetings with both the pharmacy staff and pharmacy companies. Frequently I saw staff members agree with basically whatever the companies wanted. As a taxpayer and […]

Report: 5G Smartphone Costs Will Require Return to Subsidy Pricing | Telecompetitor

Report: 5G Smartphone Costs Will Require Return to Subsidy Pricing | Telecompetitor

The power of 5G won’t be cheap, Strategy Analytics points out in a new report about 5G smartphone costs. The phones are expected to sell for more than $1,000 ($750 wholesale) when they are introduced sometime next year, according to the analyst firm, which adds that 5G device prices will decline at a much slower […]

Surge in spot power prices proves stressful for Flick Electric customers | Stuff

Surge in spot power prices proves stressful for Flick Electric customers | Stuff

Power retailer Flick Electric has customers experiencing such high spot prices many are opting to switch services – but at least one other retailer is refusing to take them on as customers. The company, which offers power at wholesale prices – also called spot prices – said the surge would continue to hit their customers’ wallets in the […]

Under pressure, drugmakers give an inch on DTC drug ads | BioPharma Dive

Under pressure, drugmakers give an inch on DTC drug ads | BioPharma Dive

Dive Insight: In adopting new voluntary principles, PhRMA is making a concession to calls from the White House and lawmakers to be more upfront with drug prices. But its cooperation only goes so far, as the trade group will continue to resist placing prices in ads directly. “Our industry is taking a new approach to […]

Drugmakers may have to disclose prices of medicine in television ads | The Washington Post

Drugmakers may have to disclose prices of medicine in television ads | The Washington Post

The nation’s top health official proposed on Monday that pharmaceutical companies be required to include the list price of medicines in television advertisements to consumers — the boldest in a series of efforts by the Trump administration to curb rampant drug spending. Under a major change laid out by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex […]