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PODCAST: Prescription neutrality

David Brancaccio Dec 22, 2014
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Prescription neutrality

David Brancaccio Dec 22, 2014
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People argue for network neutrality on the internet, but what about prescription neutrality? More on the news that Express Scripts introduced an exclusivity deal with AbbVie’s new Hepatitis C medication. And Freddie Mac reports there’s a shortage of rental housing, giving a boost to big investors who bought thousands of foreclosed houses on a bet they’d be able to jack up rents. Now they can. Plus, with the coming of the new year, Sony plans to roll out an Internet-based live-TV service on its video game consoles. It’s called Playstation Vue, and it will initially have about 75 channels – ones we traditionally associate with cable, like MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon. The idea is to marry traditional cable with a cloud-based, Netflix-like user interface.

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