Low prices and some gaming of regulations can drive out competitors and create monopolies that allow generic makers to jack up their prices. Experience has shown that it often takes multiple generics to achieve the promised-for downward pressure on prices.
The good news is that generic drug prices are continuing to decrease. As for the rest of the news about generics and biosimilars and their practices, it is complicated. For some classes of drugs, generics remain a price-lowering, cost-savin...
Predictions that the company would make a major move to dominate American healthcare have not come to pass. So far. It’s hard to think back to Amazon’s origin story, a website launched in the summer of 1995 that only sold books. Now that bookseller has 200 million Prime members globally buying not just books but food, clothing, appliances and most anything else that can fit in a warehouse. The company rakes in $50 billion a year from Amazon Web Services (AWS), quietly storing data, including ...
Dave Aquino is not new to supply chain, with his 25-plus year career that included uniform manufacturing and sales. But he was new to personal protective equipment sales when he founded Certain Supply in April 2020 after seeing an opportunity for supply chain to help pull the U.S. out of the COVID-19 crisis.
"I kept hearing about the horror show in supply chain availability," he said, and he decided to use his experience in contract manufacturing and quality compliance standards to bring PPE ...
In 2020, California lost 4,257,863 acres to fire. That came from 9,917 incidents, and damaged or destroyed 10,488 structures in one year. This year, wildfire season is expected to be worse.
Includes: supply chain, disaster planning, California, climate change
Healthcare providers are moving toward acceptance of pricing transpaency; the rules are here to stay. Payers recognize that people need to know prices. Hospitals, healthcare pricing, insurance
Prior to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the use of telehealth was limited by geographic and provider restrictions. During the pandemic, the expansion of covered services for telehealth by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and private insurers has provided a safer alternative for patients and physicians.
Now it appears that telehealth and virtual care are here to stay. Also covered: oncology, cancer treatment
Paul Lightfoot doesn’t fit the typical vision of a farmer. He’s a former Wall Street lawyer and software CEO. But the outcome of his midlife crisis a decade ago wasn’t a sports car or Mt. Everest excursion; it was a prescient observation about salad.
He saw a leafy greens industry that was not adapting to new consumer preferences and was both vulnerable to climate risks and contributing to rising greenhouse gas emissions.
Covered: sustainability, supply chain, agriculture
Tax-loss harvesting can help you lower your taxes by selling losses to cover gains.
You can use investment losses to offset capital gains taxes or up to $3,000 in income each year. You must follow IRS rules to use this technique properly and legally.
Every spring, after tax time, you might think about what you could have done differently to lower the amount you owed to Uncle Sam. Article includes info on personal finance, investing.
The sneaker resale market was booming before the coronavirus spread globally. During the pandemic, though, the second-hand market took off as people at home took stock of their belongings and start cashing in.
That brought about concerns of authenticity for brand-name items. Ensuring product legitimacy is one reason Adidas signed on to Avery Dennison's new atma.io platform, which can verify provenance using RFID and other sensors, said Max Winograd, vice president of connected products at Ave...
Although curing advanced RCC is an admirable goal, there are many treatment options available on the horizon that result in substantial improvements in long-term outcomes.
Although there is resistance to use the word “cured” to describe patients with long-term progression-free survival (PFS) in renal cell carcinoma (RCC), “that word sometimes gets whispered around the meetings,” Christian Thomas, MD, director of clinical research at New England Cancer Specialists in Scarborough, Maine, said.
Level-term life insurance premiums and death payout hold steady throughout the policy’s term. Decreasing-term premiums stay the same throughout the policy’s life, but payouts fall over time. For new parents, level-term insurance may make the most sense; business owners might benefit more from decreasing-term policies. Life insurance.
Oncologists deciding what to do about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)vaccines are not alone. Which patient should be prioritized over another? Brahm Segal, MD, was prompted by that concern to join the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) COVID-19 vaccine panel for patients with cancer.
The article discusses cancer patients, who should get the COVID-19 vaccine, and when.