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Surge pricing, please don’t turn into a scourge | The New Paper

Surge pricing, please don’t turn into a scourge | The New Paper

Dynamic pricing for taxis may lead to fewer cabbies plying the road for flag-down customers So it looks like nothing is standing in the way of taxi companies imposing their version of “surge pricing” on customers. Last Friday, the Public Transport Council (PTC) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) issued a statement saying they had […]

‘Full Measure’: Drug prices | WJLA

‘Full Measure’: Drug prices | WJLA

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) – The Skenderian family has been in the pharmacy business for about 80 years. Today, Joe and his brothers operate Skenderian Apothecary in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Skenderian: “We have the same pharmacists that have been working here, some of us for 20 or 30 years and, of course, some of the patients […]

No surge pricing now, but a flat-fare structure similar to metered fares soon: ComfortDelGro, Transport | THE BUSINESS TIMES

No surge pricing now, but a flat-fare structure similar to metered fares soon: ComfortDelGro, Transport | THE BUSINESS TIMES

THERE will be no surge pricing for now, but a flat-fare option based on current fare structures will be introduced in two to three weeks’ time for the mobile app users of Singapore’s largest taxi company, ComfortDelGro. This comes even as Singapore’s third-largest taxi company, SMRT, said that it will be introducing surge pricing, which […]

Dynamic-pricing option for taxi operators approved | TODAYonline

Dynamic-pricing option for taxi operators approved | TODAYonline

The new surge pricing model will complement the existing metered-fare model for commuters SINGAPORE — Paving the way for a sea change in how demand for taxis will be met during peak hours, the Public Transport Council (PTC) and Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Friday (March 17) gave several traditional taxi operators the green light […]

Amgen dodges drug pricing inquiry | The Acorn

Amgen dodges drug pricing inquiry | The Acorn

A shareholder group has been turned away in its attempt to force Amgen to reveal how it sets the prices of its top-selling prescription drugs. The shareholder group, Mercy Investment Services, told Amgen in a letter that its members are worried about consumer outrage over high pharmaceutical prices and by comments made by President Trump […]

Did Emflaza’s DMD approval expose cracks at the FDA? Lawmakers want to know | FiercePharma

Did Emflaza’s DMD approval expose cracks at the FDA? Lawmakers want to know | FiercePharma

After lambasting Marathon Pharma for its pricing strategy on a decades-old med recently approved to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Elijah Cummings are turning their fire on the FDA. The congressmen wrote FDA Acting Commissioner Stephen Ostroff to pose some “serious questions” about the agency’s review and approval for Emflaza. They […]

Drug pricing: caught between ethics and politics | Financier Worldwide

Drug pricing: caught between ethics and politics | Financier Worldwide

Drug pricing has become a topic of much heated debate, both on the political stage and among drug companies, patients and payors. Many of us are either directly or indirectly (through friends and family) affected by what seem to be ever-rising drugs prices, insurance premiums or co-payments. Society, in the form of public payors or […]

How To Be A Price Leader Regardless of Size | Strategic Pricing Solutions

How To Be A Price Leader Regardless of Size | Strategic Pricing Solutions

A friend, also named Scott, recently sent me an article Leading the Way that discussed the frequency of small lubricant competitors leading the way in price changes.  The article, originally published in Lubes’n’Greases magazine demonstrated that independent producers increased prices of lubricants as frequently or more than the major producers.  The article reminded me you don’t have to be […]

Biogen’s Spinraza sparks pricing concerns as Trump renews attack on pharma | FiercePharma

Biogen’s Spinraza sparks pricing concerns as Trump renews attack on pharma | FiercePharma

Is Spinraza the next Sovaldi? That’s the question on the minds of health insurers, analysts and investors as Biogen launches Spinraza (nusinersen), its highly anticipated spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) drug. The drug will cost $125,000 per injection, amounting to $750,000 for the first year and $375,000 after that. That’s why Spinraza is bringing to mind […]

Surge Pricing: Is It Right for Tax and Accounting Firms | CPA Practice Advisor

Surge Pricing: Is It Right for Tax and Accounting Firms | CPA Practice Advisor

Surge pricing: Some call it price gouging, others call it the price of convenience. Still others just call it supply and demand. If you’ve used Uber or one of its competitors in a large city, particularly during peak traffic hours or during special events, you’ve likely paid what is known as surge pricing. But Uber […]