Tag Archives: price

Healthcare needs price competition, not just transparency

Is Washington finally about to remedy one of the key maladies plaguing American healthcare? Perhaps. But regulatory policies in the District, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, and other states won’t make it easy. First, the good news. The Trump administration is moving this month to make providers disclose their prices, including the prices they charge… Read More »

Pharmacy stocks run low as Turkey's drug price policy hits supplies – Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The shelf of heart disease drugs in Hulya Akpinar’s Istanbul pharmacy is almost bare, and patients seeking medicine for blood pressure and diabetes leave empty-handed. For months Akpinar says she, and pharmacists across the city, have faced a shortage of critical stocks caused by a government decision to keep the prices it… Read More »

Why Healthcare Price 'Transparency' Is A Myth, And What Consumers Can Do About It

In April 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS – Medicare) issued a draft rule intended, generally, to nudge health systems toward several initiatives. These included improving the use of electronic health records and IT interoperability, providing greater price transparency of services, and empowering physicians to spend more time with their patients. This… Read More »

Lilly price break reverses NICE’s 'No' ruling on breast cancer drug Verzenio

Last October, England’s drug-cost watchdogs dealt Eli Lilly a blow when they decreed that the company’s CDK 4/6 inhibitor to treat breast cancer, Verzenio, wasn’t cost-effective. So Lilly dished up a new price break—and now the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is on board. The problem, initially, was that Lilly couldn’t provide evidence that Verzenio… Read More »