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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 […]

Does Online Shopping Mean the End of Fixed Prices? | Fortune.com

Does Online Shopping Mean the End of Fixed Prices? | Fortune.com

In a week with the usual litany of bad news for brick-and-mortar retailers, The Atlantic offers an in-depth look at one of online sellers’ biggest advantages—data-driven dynamic pricing. It’s a tactic familiar to anyone who has watched items in their Amazon basket change price over the course of a day (or an hour)—but traditional retailers […]

Why Rockford, Illinois, is suing the drug company Mallinckrodt | Business Insider

Why Rockford, Illinois, is suing the drug company Mallinckrodt | Business Insider

On April 6, the City of Rockford filed a lawsuit against Mallinckrodt, the makers of H.P. Acthar, “to challenge an anti-competitive, unfair and deceptive scheme” that the company undertook “to enhance and maintain Mallinckrodt’s monopoly power in the U.S. market for adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) drugs in violation of the U.S. antitrust laws.” Class-action suits contesting […]

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 […]

Grainger Accelerates Pricing Actions After Q1 Sales Tick Up, Profit Slides | Industrial Distribution

Grainger Accelerates Pricing Actions After Q1 Sales Tick Up, Profit Slides | Industrial Distribution

“Overall, the first quarter clearly fell short of our expectations, driven primarily by the stronger than anticipated customer response to our U.S. strategic pricing actions, with a greater volume of products sold at more competitive prices,” Macpherson said in Grainger’s earnings release Tuesday, adding that the company will now accelerate those pricing changes going forward. “Based […]

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 […]

Get ready for another spike in DDR4 memory pricing | PC Gamer

Get ready for another spike in DDR4 memory pricing | PC Gamer

The cost of DDR4 memory is rising faster than previously anticipated and there does not appear to be any relief in sight, says DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Rising memory prices has been the norm for the last several months. However, DRAMeXchange now estimates that the average contract price of 4GB DDR4 memory modules will […]

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 […]