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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 […]

First, a pricing scandal for Catalyst’s Firdapse. Next, off-label competition? | FiercePharma

First, a pricing scandal for Catalyst’s Firdapse. Next, off-label competition? | FiercePharma

For decades, Jacobus Pharmaceuticals gave away the unapproved drug amifampridine to patients with a rare neuromuscular disorder called LEMS. Then, Catalyst Pharma licensed certain rights to the drug, scored an FDA nod, and priced the med at $375,000 a year. An outcry ensued. But now, the FDA may have given patients a workaround. Jacobus won approval Monday […]

Medicare could save $73B by matching drug prices of other countries, study says | Becker’s Hospital Review

Medicare could save $73B by matching drug prices of other countries, study says | Becker’s Hospital Review

By using external reference pricing to match U.S. drug prices to those in Japan, the U.K. or Canada,  Medicare could have saved nearly $73 billion in 2018, according to a new study published in Health Affairs. Five things to know: 1. For the study, researchers analyzed 79 medicines that Medicare Part D spent the most on […]

Rebate elimination won’t lower list prices | POLITICO

Rebate elimination won’t lower list prices | POLITICO

CBO PREDICTS LIST PRICES WON’T DROP UNDER REBATE RULE — Drug manufacturers aren’t likely to lower list prices if the Trump administration finalizes its proposal to eliminate manufacturer rebates to pharmacy benefits managers in Medicare and Medicaid, a new CBO analysis concludes. The administration has argued that eliminating rebates should lead to lower list prices, […]

Local ERs eye legislation to address fee transparency | Austin American-Statesman

Local ERs eye legislation to address fee transparency | Austin American-Statesman

Local providers mixed on HB 2041 In western Travis County, emergency rooms are split over the legislation moving forward. Tammy Smittle, CEO of The Hospital at Westlake Medical Center CEO, said the bill promotes price transparency, making it a “win” for patients. Her hospital is an independent, full-service facility owned by physicians. “Healthcare is becoming […]

Girl’s $143,000 bill for snakebite treatment reveals antivenin price gouging | Ars Technica

Girl’s $143,000 bill for snakebite treatment reveals antivenin price gouging | Ars Technica

Snakebites can be painful and scary. But they may seem like weak nips after the hospital’s billing department sinks their teeth in. Emergency treatment for a copperhead bite in a 9-year-old Indiana girl last summer cost a jaw-dropping $142,938, according to a report by Kaiser Health News. The bill includes $67,957 for four vials of […]

Who Needs to Attend MindShare 2019? | Zilliant

Who Needs to Attend MindShare 2019? | Zilliant

MindShare 2019, our annual user conference, will be here before you know it: May 14-16, to be exact. The roster is almost full, but registration is still open for last-minute signup. If you’re not yet registered but fit into one of the categories below, you’re required* to join us in beautiful downtown Austin! *Well, highly […]

Hospitals sue over price curbs | Bangkok Post

Hospitals sue over price curbs | Bangkok Post

Private hospitals have filed a lawsuit with the Central Administrative Court against the Commerce Ministry’s proposal to put medical and healthcare expenses on the state price control list. They said the proposal and ensuing attempts to control the prices of such products and services have damaged their business. Commerce permanent secretary Boonyarit Kalayanamit said the […]

U.S. washers, dryers prices climb 12 pct due to global tariffs: study | Brinkwire

U.S. washers, dryers prices climb 12 pct due to global tariffs: study | Brinkwire

CHICAGO, April 25 (Xinhua) — Scholars at the University of Chicago find in a research that as a result of trade wars between the United States and other countries, the prices for washers and dryers have climbed 12 percent. When global tariffs on washing machines were applied in early 2018, prices of washing machines climbed […]