Tag: Price Transparency

Why the car price you see is definitely not what you will pay | Irish Times

Why the car price you see is definitely not what you will pay | Irish Times

If you order a new jumper, a pair of jeans, some DVDs, a book, or even some household cleaning products from almost any online source, chances are that you will not be charged extra for delivery. Generally, once you’re spending more than a nominal amount (usually between €50 and €100), you won’t have to pay […]

Are Cloud Companies Moving Away from Pricing Transparency?: eDiscovery Trends | JDSupra

Are Cloud Companies Moving Away from Pricing Transparency?: eDiscovery Trends | JDSupra

Last May, I wrote a post asking if pricing transparency is finally happening in eDiscovery.  Here’s an article where the trend seems to be reversing – at least for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS, aka cloud) companies in general.  And, what the heck is a SaaS “unicorn”? In his article on OpenView – Why SaaS Companies Are Moving […]

CEDEX – Bringing Blockchain Innovation To The Diamond Industry | Crypto Daily

CEDEX – Bringing Blockchain Innovation To The Diamond Industry | Crypto Daily

One credible point that cryptocurrency skeptics often make is that there is little need for blockchain technology in most industries. Blockchains like Bitcoin’s are slow and costly to run, so it’s fair to argue that they will likely fail to take hold in industries where they don’t solve significant problems. Diamonds, however, are not one […]

Bill Cassidy says it’s unlikely Republicans will take another stab at Obamacare alone | Washington Examiner

Bill Cassidy says it’s unlikely Republicans will take another stab at Obamacare alone | Washington Examiner

Graham-Cassidy would convert Obamacare’s funding for the Medicaid expansion and subsidies toward the purchase of insurance to block grants, providing more flexibility to states. It would also seek to restrain Medicaid spending by giving states a fixed amount per beneficiary and controlling its rate of growth. Cassidy said that he hopes to get traction on […]

Budget, White Paper Provide Insight Into Trump Administration’s Strategy On Drug Pricing | Health Affairs

Budget, White Paper Provide Insight Into Trump Administration’s Strategy On Drug Pricing | Health Affairs

During his first year in office, President Donald Trump spoke often about the problem of high drug prices but took no action on the subject. President Trump’s new budget proposal and a newly released white paper from the White House Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) aim to change that by laying out a strategy for […]

McCain and Baldwin to Trump: Hold pharma’s feet to the fire on drug prices | STAT

McCain and Baldwin to Trump: Hold pharma’s feet to the fire on drug prices | STAT

Frustrated by White House efforts to tackle rising drug prices, a pair of U.S. lawmakers is urging the Trump administration to more squarely focus on drug makers — by backing legislation requiring them to justify their pricing and provide a breakdown of expenses before raising prices on some medicines. In a letter to be sent on […]

States tired of waiting for feds to tackle high drug prices | Washington Examiner

States tired of waiting for feds to tackle high drug prices | Washington Examiner

State legislatures are battling against high drug prices, tired of inaction from the federal government. Last year, states passed more than double the number of laws attacking high drug prices than in 2016, and legislatures show no signs of stopping. States approved 14 laws in 2017 targeting high drug prices through price transparency, compared to […]

Bipartisan Support For Drug Transparency Bill Raises Hopes of Passage | The Lund Report

Bipartisan Support For Drug Transparency Bill Raises Hopes of Passage | The Lund Report

A scaled back version of a 2017 bill that sought to cap drug costs will instead follow a route successful in California, requiring drug manufacturers to explain big price increases Chris Gray Rep. Rob Nosse, D-Portland, has found bipartisan, bicameral support for legislation to improve the price transparency for pharmaceuticals, giving momentum to passage that […]

Trump Will Reduce Prescription Drug Prices | Newsmax.com

Trump Will Reduce Prescription Drug Prices | Newsmax.com

President Trump announced during his State of the Union address that one of his greatest priorities is to reduce the price of prescription drugs. This is a topic that I have written about many times before, but in a limited fashion. Considering President Trump’s specific call to this issue, I thought a more thorough explanation […]

EU southern alliance on drug pricing expands | EURACTIV.com

EU southern alliance on drug pricing expands | EURACTIV.com

Yannis Natsis, Policy Manager at the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), hailed the adhesion of Slovenia and Croatia in the group as a promising development. “With Beneluxa, the Valletta Declaration Group etc governments are simply getting organised. It is their response to the ‘divide and rule’ strategy pharmaceutical companies have been pursuing for years and […]