Tag: Price Transparency

Xconomy: Spark CEO Marrazzo on Gene Therapy Pricing & Paving the Way for the Field | Xconomy

Xconomy: Spark CEO Marrazzo on Gene Therapy Pricing & Paving the Way for the Field | Xconomy

In early January, the company announced Luxturna’s price and a deal with New England insurer Harvard Pilgrim Health Care on a plan that includes rebates tied to the drug’s durability. In a departure from typical practices, Spark will sell the therapy directly to Harvard Pilgrim, not the medical center doing the procedure, which avoids potential […]

HarperCollins settles over Jobs’ cartel | FudZilla

HarperCollins settles over Jobs’ cartel | FudZilla

A rather nasty chapter in Steve Jobs’ biography has finally drawn to a close after publisher HarperCollins has agreed to donate $120,000 in books as part of a settlement with a Canadian law enforcement agency. For those who came in very late,  Apple’s messiah Steve Jobs arranged a pricing cartel which jacked up the prices […]

Prices and Competition to Shape the Year Ahead | Pharmaceutical Executive

Prices and Competition to Shape the Year Ahead | Pharmaceutical Executive

The pharmaceutical industry faces a tumultuous year in Washington, as policymakers continue to press for curbs on too-high drug prices, and tax and budget reforms may threaten resources and initiatives for the FDA, the National Institutes of Health, and public health programs. Inaction by Congress and the White House will prompt more states to propose […]

Government rejects Parliamentary panel suggestion to cap airfares | India Today

Government rejects Parliamentary panel suggestion to cap airfares | India Today

The report clearly placed the onus on the Ministry of Civil Aviation to fix things. It read, “The Ministry of Civil Aviation, though aware of the rampant exploitation, is not showing any proactive role in regulating airfares. The Committee therefore recommends the Ministry of Civil Aviation to consider fixing an upper limit of fares for […]

Law firm that extracted $450M settlement in Apple e-books case is going after company for throttling iPhones | Apple Insider

Law firm that extracted $450M settlement in Apple e-books case is going after company for throttling iPhones | Apple Insider

Hagens Berman, the consumer rights law firm that successfully obtained a $450 million settlement from Apple over e-book price fixing, once again has the tech giant in its sights, and on Friday filed a class-action lawsuit over the iPhone throttling debacle. In a suit filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of […]

Trump is right: Negotiate for lower drug prices | IndyStar

Trump is right: Negotiate for lower drug prices | IndyStar

All Hoosiers have seen the headlines about drug price increases, and too many of us see the struggle first-hand. A vial of insulin can cost a person with diabetes 10 times as much as it did in the late 1990s.The price of an EpiPen has risen 450%. Some new treatments for cancer and other diseases […]

This Is How Airlines Determine the Price of Flights | Civilized

This Is How Airlines Determine the Price of Flights | Civilized

Airline ticket prices seemingly change every day, week, or hour, without notice, but there’s actually a real science behind this. Some people spend their whole lives trying to figure out how much to charge each passenger when they fly, because there are many factors that go into ticket pricing. In order to understand this science […]

Spark Should Spark a Pricing Trend | Bloomberg Gadfly

Spark Should Spark a Pricing Trend | Bloomberg Gadfly

Spark Therapeutics Inc. announced lower-than-expected pricing and a performance-based discount program Wednesday for its recently approved gene therapy Luxturna, a one-time treatment that helps restore sight for patients with a rare genetic condition. It’s a risky move for the company; there are very few such patients, and the price of every treatment matters a great deal.But […]

The gene therapy pricing debate gets real as Spark sets $850,000 charge for its pioneering drug | Endpoints News

The gene therapy pricing debate gets real as Spark sets $850,000 charge for its pioneering drug | Endpoints News

Years of debate, speculation and analysis have boiled down to this: Spark $ONCE Therapeutics has set an $850,000 wholesale acquisition cost for the US’s first gene therapy — $425,000 per eye damaged by an RPE65 gene mutation. Set to roll out in a matter of weeks, the WAC price for Luxturna falls toward the higher […]

Pharma, under attack for drug prices, started an industry war | The Washington Post

Pharma, under attack for drug prices, started an industry war | The Washington Post

It’s not easy to get Americans mad at a behind-the-scenes industry they’ve barely even heard of, but pharmaceutical companies have spent most of this year trying. “Who decides what you pay for your medicines? Not who you might think,” a concerned woman’s voice says in a radio spot airing in the District last month. “More […]