‘Shark Tank’: Why Mark Cuban invested in a vegan company with pay-what-you-can pricing that the other Sharks hated

Despite doubts from Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec (“The open market does not reward good intention, it rewards results,” Herjavec said about the business with a pay-what-you-can pricing model), billionaire investor Mark Cuban took a chance on vegan soap company, … Read more…

NBC’s Peacock will try to differentiate itself from Netflix, Disney+ with live streaming element, tiered pricing structure

NBCUniversal will unveil its Peacock streaming application on Jan. 16, 2020. Outgoing CEO Steve Burke will lead the event and hopes to showcase how Peacock is different from its streaming competition. BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Key House committee passes Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s sweeping drug pricing bill

Republican members on the committee expressed concerns with the legislation, particularly that it would discourage innovation for new medicines in the pharmaceutical industry. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Commentary: Novartis CEO: Gene therapy offers hope of cures in a treatment, but US needs new pricing, payment model

The current global health system treats chronic diseases with a pay-as-you-go model, spreading costs over months and years. It's unprepared to pay for a surge of new, single-treatment therapies with the potential to provide a lifetime of benefit. Health and … Read more…

Humana turns to game theory for new Medicare pricing as insurers juggle Trump rebate uncertainty

The game theory comes in with the timing of when new rules might be adopted. Executives note the deadline for filing 2020 plans is in early June. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

Drug pricing showdown: Pharma CEOs set to testify before Congress on Capitol Hill Tuesday

The congressional hearing sets up a potentially hostile showdown between Washington and drugmakers, who face the threat of legislative action after years of setting drug prices in the U.S. without serious repercussions. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to … Read more…

Trump Adds A Global Pricing Plan To Wide Attack On Drug Prices, But Doubts Persist

President Donald Trump’s new pledge to crack down on “the global freeloading” in prescription drugs had a sense of déjà vu. Five months ago, Trump unveiled a blueprint to address prohibitive drug prices, and his administration has been feverishly rolling … Read more…