Tag Archives: Price Gouging

The EpiPen, a Case Study in Health Care System Dysfunction

by Aaron E. Caroll, New York Times

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EpiPens are a perfect example of a health care nightmare. They’re also just a typical example of the dysfunction of the American health care system. Epinephrine isn’t an elective medication. It doesn’t last, so people need to purchase the drug repeatedly. There’s little competition, but there are huge hurdles to enter the market, so a company can raise the price again and again with little pushback. Read More ›

Privacy price gouging, courtesy of phone companies

by David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times

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By now, you’re probably thinking you have no privacy left. To cite just a couple of prominent recent examples, we had Target and other retailers admitting in January that hackers may have accessed the credit and debit card numbers of more than 110 million people. Last week, … Read More ›