Making the Case for Biosimilars: ACI in the Hill’s Congressional Blog

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Lower Prices and Greater Access to Life-Saving Drugs Generic drugs have saved over a trillion dollars in healthcare costs between 2002 and 2011 by competing against name brand drugs.  Another opportunity now exists to further reduce pharmaceutical drug expenditures involving a growing, but expensive, innovative class of drugs, called biologics. The introduction of their generic-like […]

Are Net Neutrality Advocates Really Looking Out for Consumers?

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T-Mobile recently announced a new program called Music Freedom. The program allows their customers to stream music from a variety of streaming music services, including ones like Spotify, Slacker, Pandora and others, that wouldn’t count towards customer data caps. This announcement follows in step with other wireless carriers like AT&T, who previously announced their Sponsored […]

The Scalpers From Within

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Have you or someone you know tried to buy tickets to a popular concert, but as they become available online, the tickets just happen to sellout in just minutes?  It seems to happen all the time.  The typical reaction that we hear from performing artists and promoters is that shameful scalpers and resellers have gobbled […]

Navigating the Maze of Homeowner Insurance

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Approximately 40% of the US population lives in a coastal county, and that percentage is expected to continue to increase over the next decade.  Their homes are often high value and face greater risks than properties further inland. According to the recent Storm Surge Report by CoreLogic, over 6.5 million homes along the Atlantic and […]

New ConsumerGram: Lifesaving Drugs at Lower Costs

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began approving generic (unbranded) prescription drugs around 30 years ago, and generic drugs are now saving consumers more than one trillion dollars per decade in healthcare costs over their brand named counterparts.  Competition from generics has provided more options to doctors and better access to patients – at prices […]

Senate Needs to Keep a Tax Free Internet

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Last week, after several years of attempts, the House finally voted to pass the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act. The bill would prohibit taxing access to the Internet at the state, local and Federal levels. The current ban on Internet taxation ends in just a bit over three months from today.  Therefore, it is important […]

ACI’s Huffington Post Blog: User-Unfriendly Online Ticket Sales

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So, you want to attend a concert featuring one of your favorite performers?  Why not buy your tickets online and use the convenient venue seating charts?  Well, comparing prices between online vendors can be difficult and time-consuming.  And, many online vendors like it that way, as we will explain. When it comes to buying event […]

Unbundling: Could It Make Education More Affordable?

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Those who cannot afford a university degree face career earnings that are substantially lower than those who are college graduates, and recent university graduates are burdened by an average of $29,000 in student loans.  The high cost for attending college is a troubling issue for both groups. The average annual undergraduate attendance cost for a public […]

Balkanizing the Internet

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The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand was the toppling domino that led to World War One.   The assassin’s action merely added to centuries of resentment and tension which made the Balkan nations ready to consider war.  Likewise, Edward Snowden is not accountable for the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance of US citizens’ communications nor for its […]