Tag: Strategic Pricing

When given the chance to pay less, patients choose cheaper prescription drugs | Berkeley News

When given the chance to pay less, patients choose cheaper prescription drugs | Berkeley News

As prescription drug spending continues to rise in the United States, along with prices for new and well-established drugs, insurers, employers and patients are searching for ways to cut costs. A new study led by UC Berkeley researchers found that a policy called reference pricing is effective at encouraging patients to spend significantly less on […]

Biogen & 6 Other Multiple Sclerosis Drug Stocks in Focus: Here’s Why | Nasdaq.com

Biogen & 6 Other Multiple Sclerosis Drug Stocks in Focus: Here’s Why | Nasdaq.com

Drug pricing is back in the news with an investigation being launched by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings and Rep. Peter Welch into the skyrocketing prices of multiple sclerosis (“MS”) drugs. MS, an unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system (“CNS”), interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain […]

Why Pharma May Not Fear the Latest Drug-Price Probe | Bloomberg Gadfly

Why Pharma May Not Fear the Latest Drug-Price Probe | Bloomberg Gadfly

The investigation will throw an unwelcome spotlight on these companies’ pricing practices and force the release of a lot of documents they’d rather not make public. But this is a pageant we’ve seen before. As uncomfortable as it will be for the drugmakers, it may not result in much lasting damage. Behind the investigation? The fact that list prices […]

House Democrats Start Multiple Sclerosis Drug Price Probe | Bloomberg

House Democrats Start Multiple Sclerosis Drug Price Probe | Bloomberg

House Democrats have started what they called an “in-depth” investigation into the pricing of drugs for neurological condition multiple sclerosis, the latest attempt by U.S. politicians to pressure manufacturers to lower costs. Seven drugmakers — Biogen Inc., Sanofi, Novartis AG, Roche Holding AG, Bayer AG, Merck KGaA’s EMD Serono unit and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. […]

How to Get the Best Deal on EpiPen and Alternatives | Consumer Reports

How to Get the Best Deal on EpiPen and Alternatives | Consumer Reports

Despite a yearlong controversy over how EpiPen auto-injectors are priced, the lifesaving allergy medication is still far from cheap. EpiPen was back in the news Thursday when drugmaker Mylan and the federal government finalized a $465 million settlement over allegations that Mylan overcharged Medicaid for the EpiPen as well as a generic version. The settlement […]

New CMP bills foreshadow increased consumer involvement | Portland Press Herald

New CMP bills foreshadow increased consumer involvement | Portland Press Herald

Rice did not have a precise time line for when the system would be running, saying that it is still being tested and employees are being trained to run it. Avangrid, CMP’s parent company, estimated last winter that Customer SmartCare would be up by the end of this month, but deadlines for implementing the system […]

Amidst Solar Eclipse’s Test On Clean Power, One Smart Grid Solution Offers A Cautionary Tale | Forbes

Amidst Solar Eclipse’s Test On Clean Power, One Smart Grid Solution Offers A Cautionary Tale | Forbes

Amidst increasing reliance on these intermittent sources, utilities need to leverage smarter technologies that can change the way we get, use and pay for power. One way they are changing how we pay for power is through dynamic, or time-based, pricing. Through time-based pricing models, utilities charge customers more or less based on the amount […]

Big pharma pricing out of control: Letters to the editor | DelawareOnline

Big pharma pricing out of control: Letters to the editor | DelawareOnline

Our politicians seem helpless against the abusive pricing activities of pharmaceutical companies.  We’ve seen crazy levels of price increases both in patented drugs and in life saving generic products that have no legitimate reason for 1,000 percent increases just because they are near monopolies for the companies who have seized control of their manufacture and distribution. […]

Time of day pricing strategy of electricity | Free Press Journal

Time of day pricing strategy of electricity | Free Press Journal

We have essentially lost our economic sovereignty in the 70 years since Independence. We have become dependent on imports for phosphate fertilizers, and sources of energy—fuel oil, coal and uranium. All three are required for the generation of electricity. It is necessary that we generate electricity for meeting our requirements with our own sources if […]

Natco shifts focus from US to India amidst pricing pressure and competition in former market | Moneycontrol.com

Natco shifts focus from US to India amidst pricing pressure and competition in former market | Moneycontrol.com

Natco’s move comes at a time when Indian drug makers, even mid-sized ones have expanded their R&D budgets and capital expenditure aimed at generics filings in US, the world’s largest and high margin market for generic drugs. It costs around USD 0.5 to 1 million for each ANDA filing. The cost of filing is in […]