Category Archives: Pricing

Who’s paying for lunch? Here’s exactly how drug companies wine and dine our doctor

23rd Nov 2018, New Delhi Source: The Conversation In June 2015, 24 Australian cancer specialists flew to Chicago to attend a five-day conference. Drug giant Amgen funded the trip, including registration, transfers and wining and dining. It cost almost A$270,000. … Continue reading

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WHO: Proposed work program on “fair price” undermines affordability of medicines

Source: The Third World Network | May 21, 2018 by KM Gopakumar Geneva:  The proposed work program on fair price raises concerns on affordability of medicines. The document was prepared by the Secretariat of the World Health Organization (WHO)for the … Continue reading

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To Lower Drug Costs at Home, Trump Wants Higher Prices Abroad

Source: The New York Times | May 9, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump, poised on Friday to unveil his strategy to lower prescription drug prices, has an idea that may not be so popular abroad: Bring down costs at home … Continue reading

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KHN launches “Pre$cription for Power,” a groundbreaking database to expose Big Pharma’s ties to patient groups.

Source: Kaiser Health News Pharmaceutical companies gave at least $116 million to patient advocacy groups in a single year, reveals a new database logging 12,000 donations from large publicly traded drugmakers to such organizations. Even as these patient groups grow in number … Continue reading

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Why do new medicines cost so much, and what can we do about it? The cost of new drugs is putting increasing pressure on people in both rich and poor countries. Sarah Boseley explains why it’s a burning issue

Source: The Guardian|April 09, 2018 Why does it matter what medicines cost? If you are lucky enough to live in a country with comprehensive state-funded healthcare, such as the UK, you probably have no idea how much medicines really cost. … Continue reading

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USTR targets India on Price Control of Medical devices

10th April 2018 As you may be aware the United States Trade Representative (USTR) puts pressure on developing countries on behalf of their pharmaceutical industry , which has had a major chilling effect on the use of the compulsory licensing … Continue reading

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Cancer Drug Price Rises 1, 400% With No Generic to Challenge It

By Peter Loftus, Wall Street Journal Since 2013, the price of a 40-year-old, off-patent cancer drug in the U.S. has risen 1,400%, putting the life-extending medicine out of reach for some patients. Introduced in 1976 to treat brain tumors and Hodgkin … Continue reading

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