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Study: Digital behavior could impact car insurance prices | WISH TV

Study: Digital behavior could impact car insurance prices | WISH TV

“If consumers want to take those steps, then they can shop online in the morning versus wait late at night or they can use a certain device,” Connolly said, “but I think a lot of consumers wouldn’t want to make massive changes in their online behaviors.” Connolly said these digital behavior ratings factors could be implemented […]

Lilly, other insulin makers must face price-gouging lawsuit, judge rules | Indianapolis Business Journal

Lilly, other insulin makers must face price-gouging lawsuit, judge rules | Indianapolis Business Journal

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. and two other insulin makers must face claims they gouged diabetes patients through deceptive price lists for their life-saving drugs. U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti in New Jersey on Friday allowed a proposed class-action lawsuit filed by 67 diabetics against Lilly, Novo Nordisk A/S and the U.S. unit of French […]

Smart pricing could help make sure electric vehicles don’t overwhelm grid | Energy News Network

Smart pricing could help make sure electric vehicles don’t overwhelm grid | Energy News Network

Time-of-use rates Specifics vary, but basically time-variant rates mean electric customers pay more for electricity during peak hours and less during off-peak hours. ComEd and Ameren offer customers hourly pricing programs based on real-time wholesale market prices, which means rates can spike unexpectedly, but utilities could also implement time-of-use programs where they predetermine rates based […]

TV Drug Ads Will Soon Include Prices: Will It Help Consumers? | HealthLine

TV Drug Ads Will Soon Include Prices: Will It Help Consumers? | HealthLine

Prices coming to television The whole purpose of direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising is to get patients to go to their doctors and inquire about a brand-name drug, which is why most ads’ “action item” is telling you to “talk to your doctor.” DTC is also a practice that’s banned in every country except for the United […]

Letter: Allow drug price negotiations | The Columbian

Letter: Allow drug price negotiations | The Columbian

Current laws have tied the hands of our state medical programs by denying them the right to negotiate medication prices with pharmaceutical manufacturers. We tell them that they will have to take what they can get and deal with the price gouging. So in turn, the state programs have to constantly judge which brand is […]

Commentary: Make drugmakers justify their price increases | HeraldNet

Commentary: Make drugmakers justify their price increases | HeraldNet

At a time when we at Kaiser Permanente are working hard to find efficiencies that bring down costs, our pharmaceutical costs keep going up. In the last two years, prescription drug prices for Kaiser Permanente in Washington have increased by $70 million. The situation is even worse for specialty drugs. These higher-cost, hard-to-manufacture, or hard-to-handle/administer […]

Why Walmart farms out same-day grocery deliveries to low-cost freelance drivers | WHTC

Why Walmart farms out same-day grocery deliveries to low-cost freelance drivers | WHTC

The amount that drivers are paid is determined largely by the distance from a store to the shopper’s home or location. For example, for all deliveries within 5 miles of the pick-up point, the retailer agrees to pay a certain amount. It works similarly for distances of 10 or 15 miles from the store as […]

Whole Foods to hike prices | Austin Business Journal

Whole Foods to hike prices | Austin Business Journal

After some widely publicized price cuts in 2017, Whole Foods Market Inc. is upping prices on a wide range of products, according to multiple media reports. The price hikes range from 10 cents to a few dollars. The Wall Street Journal reports the increases are because of demands from consumer-product makers to help cover their […]

Trump’s free market approach to drug pricing will help lower costs | TheHill

Trump’s free market approach to drug pricing will help lower costs | TheHill

During President Trump’s State of the Union speech, he spoke about the urgent need to lower prescription drug prices. He talked about global freeloading and the injustice of Americans paying more for drugs that are made here than foreign countries do. He discussed the need for price transparency, where drug manufacturers reveal their list prices […]

Lawmakers consider ‘zone pricing’ ban at state gas stations | News 12 Connecticut

Lawmakers consider ‘zone pricing’ ban at state gas stations | News 12 Connecticut

Connecticut lawmakers are considering plan that would level the playing field at gas stations across the state. Part of the reason why residents pay different prices in different parts of the state is due to “zone pricing” – gas stations in different areas pay their wholesale distributors different prices. Critics call it price gouging. Some […]