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Vaccine Makers Ranked on Pricing and Research | The New York Times

Vaccine Makers Ranked on Pricing and Research | The New York Times

The pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi sell many doses of vaccines at high prices and do a lot of research with the profits, while the Serum Institute of India makes more doses than any other manufacturer and sells them at low prices, according to the first Access to Vaccines Index, which was released last week. […]

Express Scripts responds to Gilead drug pricing comments | Business Insider

Express Scripts responds to Gilead drug pricing comments | Business Insider

As scrutiny of high drug prices in the US intensifies, so has the finger pointing about who is to blame. This week, that came in the form of an interview in which an executive at Gilead blamed high prices on pharmacy benefit managers, the companies that help insurance plans determine what drugs they’ll cover and how much they’ll pay. […]

Donald Trump tweet about new drug pricing system | Business Insider

Donald Trump tweet about new drug pricing system | Business Insider

President Donald Trump has big plans for the way we price our drugs. “I am working on a new system where there will be competition in the Drug Industry,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “Pricing for the American people will come way down!” What that new system might look like isn’t clear, but biotechnology stocks were down […]

Drugmaker shares slip as Trump tweets about pricing system | Reuters

Drugmaker shares slip as Trump tweets about pricing system | Reuters

Shares of U.S. pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies fell on Tuesday after President Donald Trump said he was working on a “new system” to reduce prices in the industry, without providing details of his plan. Trump’s comments came as he backed a Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. “I […]

Transparent pricing: will clarity cost car dealers? | AMOnline

Transparent pricing: will clarity cost car dealers? | AMOnline

A race to the bottom? Some dealers have expressed their concerns to AM that the new price labels will create a “race to the bottom”, with competitors looking to undercut each other and erode already thin used car margins. Neil Smith, operations director at Imperial Car Supermarket, uses CarGurus and Auto Trader to upload used […]

How to Improve the Rare Disease Treatment Pricing Problem | Patient Worthy

How to Improve the Rare Disease Treatment Pricing Problem | Patient Worthy

The high price of rare drugs is a complex issue. Even personally I have cognitive dissonance about it. On the one hand, I think “We get it. Big pharma needs fair return-on-investment when introducing these drugs to market.” On the other hand, I think “Wow, if being sick/in pain/having a fatal illness isn’t bad enough, you […]

IHS Markit Life Sciences Blog | Could drug pricing legislation be championed by US President Trump? | IHS Blogs

IHS Markit Life Sciences Blog | Could drug pricing legislation be championed by US President Trump? | IHS Blogs

New Republican Healthcare Plan Pressure is certainly building on President Trump and the Republican leaders to introduce a plan to repeal and replace the ACA. Although Democrats continue to strongly advocate for plans to fix various issues with ACA rather than repeal and replace the law, Republicans are set on starting anew. We still don’t […]

Taxi companies’ dynamic pricing should improve matching of supply to demand: Ng Chee Meng | The Straits Times

Taxi companies’ dynamic pricing should improve matching of supply to demand: Ng Chee Meng | The Straits Times

SINGAPORE – Taxi companies should ensure that dynamic pricing improves and not worsens the matching of supply to demand of taxi services, said Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng in a Facebook post on Monday (March 6). Mr Ng’s remarks come in the wake of several taxi companies’ plans to introduce dynamic pricing for […]

Gilead exec lashes out at PBMs, points to hidden role in drug price increases | FiercePharma

Gilead exec lashes out at PBMs, points to hidden role in drug price increases | FiercePharma

Gilead Sciences, which took heat from pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) Express Scripts over the prices of its hep C cures Sovaldi and Harvoni when they were introduced, has joined a chorus of drugmakers now trying to turn the tables on PBMs. An exec for Gilead, which initially set prices for its hepatitis C cures Solvadi […]

ComfortDelGro is third taxi firm with plans to introduce surge pricing | The Straits Times

ComfortDelGro is third taxi firm with plans to introduce surge pricing | The Straits Times

ComfortDelGro had earlier said it wanted to introduce dynamic pricing – popularly known as surge pricing because fares can skyrocket to five times the usual rate – for some time now, but it was “not allowed” to.   Taxi fares in Singapore have been deregulated since 1998, but the industry operates under an unspoken understanding […]