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Health care execs are sweating over pricing pressure | Axios

Health care execs are sweating over pricing pressure | Axios

Public outcry over high prices for drugs and health care services has caught the attention of the people who decide those prices. But that doesn’t mean there will be any immediate action. A new survey from investment bank Lazard found that more than half (57%) of 300 U.S. and European health care executives and investors […]

Aviva CEO vows dual pricing solution for ‘dysfunctional’ market | Insurance Times

Aviva CEO vows dual pricing solution for ‘dysfunctional’ market | Insurance Times

Aviva boss Mark Wilson says the insurer is working on a product to solve the insurance problem of dual pricing, a pricing strategy adopted by all insurers which is tearing apart the reputation of the insurance industry. Dual pricing is when new customers are offered cut rate insurance deals, only for the premium to be […]

Aspen faces EU probe over excessive pricing of cancer drugs | BusinessDay

Aspen faces EU probe over excessive pricing of cancer drugs | BusinessDay

Brussels — Aspen Pharmacare faces a EU antitrust investigation for ramping up the price of cancer drugs as the EU joins a global crackdown on the soaring cost of life-saving generic medicines. “When the price of a drug suddenly goes up by several hundred percent, this is something the commission may look at,” EU competition […]

Civil Aviation Ministry puts brakes on dynamic pricing | The Hindu

Civil Aviation Ministry puts brakes on dynamic pricing | The Hindu

The Civil Aviation Ministry has stepped in to curb exorbitant dynamic pricing resorted to by airlines for flights operated to and from the Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Calicut international airports to West Asia during the festive season. … “It is a good offer and a positive one,” the Chief Minister responded to the suggestion mooted by […]

Unconstrained fixed income sector a ‘pricing shambles’: research | IPE

Unconstrained fixed income sector a ‘pricing shambles’: research | IPE

Pricing in the increasingly popular unconstrained fixed income sector is a “shambles”, according to consultancy bfinance. It said there was “premium pricing confusion”, with fees highly dispersed around a 48bps median and little correlation between prices and the nature of the strategies, such as the amount of risk or the proportion of different types of […]

Congress to Trump: Let’s Tackle Drug Pricing in User Fee Reauthorizations | RAPS

Congress to Trump: Let’s Tackle Drug Pricing in User Fee Reauthorizations | RAPS

As part of a bid to bring down the price of pharmaceuticals in the US, Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and 33 other House members sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Monday seeking a way forward to meet the promises he’s made on the campaign trail and since […]

It just doesn’t get much cooler than a tundra buggy as a way to see Canada’s polar bears | LA Times

It just doesn’t get much cooler than a tundra buggy as a way to see Canada’s polar bears | LA Times

‘Dynamic’? Bah! Thank you for your very good article on “dynamic” pricing in the travel industry [“Beating the Price Change Odds,” On the Spot, by Catharine Hamm, May 7]. I travel from the Bay Area to Mammoth Lakes to ski in the winter. I am always amazed at how hotel room prices vary; it makes […]

Why Prescription Drugs Cost So Much | AARP

Why Prescription Drugs Cost So Much | AARP

The Ways of Drug Pricing “The simple answer is because there’s nothing stopping them,” says Leigh Purvis, director of health services research for the AARP Public Policy Institute. AARP Membership: Join or Renew for Just $16 a Year Other countries drive a much harder bargain with drug companies. In contrast, the U.S. allows drug companies to pretty […]

WHO, Stakeholders Take ‘First Step’ On Fair Pricing For Medicines | Intellectual Property Watch

WHO, Stakeholders Take ‘First Step’ On Fair Pricing For Medicines | Intellectual Property Watch

The World Health Organization has concluded a major one-day forum on fair pricing of medicines, bringing a wide range of stakeholders together in Amsterdam and coming up with several possible actions for the way ahead. Key points of discussion included a definition of fair pricing, moving away from value-based pricing, delinkage of price from research […]

House set to vote for more regulations on Uber and Lyft | WTNH

House set to vote for more regulations on Uber and Lyft | WTNH

The bill would require Transportation Network Companies such as Uber and Lyft to register annually with the Department of Transportation; and have drivers submit to background checks, according to Connecticut’s Office of Legislative Research. In addition, it establishes insurance, operational, non-discrimination, accessibility, and alcohol and drug test policy requirements for TNCs. The bill includes provisions […]