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Beshear Files Claim Against Drug Manufacturers for alleged Price Gouging | SurfKY News

Beshear Files Claim Against Drug Manufacturers for alleged Price Gouging | SurfKY News

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/13/19) — Attorney General Andy Beshear filed two lawsuits seeking to recover ill-gotten gains from 23 drug manufacturers that skyrocketed the prices of more than 100 prescription drugs including those used to treat diabetes, epilepsy and cancer. In Franklin Circuit Court, Beshear filed suit against three of the largest insulin manufacturers, Eli Lilly, […]

Just how much might Apple owe you for inflating the price of iPhone apps? | Los Angeles Times

Just how much might Apple owe you for inflating the price of iPhone apps? | Los Angeles Times

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday morning that iPhone users can sue Apple for allegedly abusing its control over iPhone app sales to inflate the price of those ubiquitous nuggets of software. In doing so, however, the justices left open the vexing question of how to calculate the damage Apple inflicted on its customers. That […]

President Addresses Surprise Medical Billing, Patient Protections | Patient Engagement HIT

President Addresses Surprise Medical Billing, Patient Protections | Patient Engagement HIT

May 13, 2019 – The healthcare industry has renewed its commitment to address surprise medical billing, with the White House and key industry leaders asserting a need for policy to end the practice. Surprise medical bills are healthcare charges that a patient did not expect, or did not expect to be so high. Patients often incur […]

Nevada joins other states in drug price-fixing lawsuit | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada joins other states in drug price-fixing lawsuit | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford has signed on to a lawsuit filed by 42 states and Puerto Rico against a long list of pharmaceutical companies, alleging price fixing and market manipulation that artificially increased costs for dozens of common generic drugs nationwide. The lengthy complaint names drugmakers including Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., Pfizer Inc., Breckenridge […]

Private Health Plans Pay Hospitals 241% of What Medicare Would Pay | RAND

Private Health Plans Pay Hospitals 241% of What Medicare Would Pay | RAND

An examination of U.S. hospital prices covering 25 states shows that in 2017, the prices paid to hospitals for privately insured patients averaged 241% of what Medicare would have paid, with wide variation in prices among states, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Some states (Kentucky, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania) had average relative […]

HHS Finalizes Direct-to-Consumer Ad Drug Price Transparency Rule | Patient Engagement HIT

HHS Finalizes Direct-to-Consumer Ad Drug Price Transparency Rule | Patient Engagement HIT

May 08, 2019 – HHS has finalized its rule requiring drug manufacturers to disclose drug prices within direct-to-consumer advertisements, a move that comes with the agency’s efforts to improve price transparency and tackle high out-of-pocket patient drug costs. Drug manufacturers will be required to disclose the list price – the cost of the drug before health […]

New proposal would allow patients to compare health care prices via smartphone | BenefitsPRO

New proposal would allow patients to compare health care prices via smartphone | BenefitsPRO

Federal officials are proposing new regulations that for the first time could allow patients to compare prices charged by various hospitals and other health care providers using data sent to their smartphones. Donald Rucker, who coordinates health information technology policy for the Department of Health and Human Services, said he expects that the rules, first […]

Disney CEO says theme park price hikes ‘really paying off’ | Orlando Rising

Disney CEO says theme park price hikes ‘really paying off’ | Orlando Rising

Disney World guests may be upset over increased ticket prices, but in the eyes of Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger, the company’s pricing strategy is working. During the earnings call covering Disney’s second quarter of its fiscal year, Iger said the current approach is “really paying off” as the parks add new attractions. “I […]

Trump finalizes rule to require drug prices in TV ads | POLITICO

Trump finalizes rule to require drug prices in TV ads | POLITICO

The Trump administration finalized a rule Wednesday that requires drugmakers to disclose prices in television ads, despite skepticism the move will lower the high cost of drugs and concerns that sticker shock will frighten patients into going off their medications. Under the rule, which takes effect in 60 days, manufacturers must list a product’s monthly […]

GOP senators warn drug price controls could come | Modern Healthcare

GOP senators warn drug price controls could come | Modern Healthcare

Two Republican senators on Tuesday issued sharp warnings to the pharmaceutical industry about price controls. The GOP-led Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday showed that the Trump administration’s idea of an international reference model, aimed at just a subset of Medicare drugs, has transformed at least some Republican thinking on the drug-pricing policy debate. The […]