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bundling

Informatics
The practice of combining a number of electronic journals, usually produced by one publisher for one reduced price.

Managed care
The consolidation of 2 or more services, supplies, drugs or other resources into fewer categories for payment purposes.

Pharmaceutical industry
A term of art referring to an attempt by a pharmaceutical company to link the availability of a drug to a mandatory (and for-profit) monitoring system, in order to reduce the liability from a well-known and potentially fatal side effect of that drug. The only drug that has been thusfar “bundled” is clozapine; 1–2% of clozapine-treated patients develop potentially fatal agranulocytosis.

bundling

Managed care The consolidation of 2 or more services–bundled service, supplies, drugs or other resources into fewer categories for payment–bundled payment. See Ancillary packaging, Significant procedure packaging. Cf Unbundling.

bundling

(bŭn′dlīng)
A mandatory system of drug distribution involving monitoring and reporting side effects to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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One explanation theorizes that bundling offers firms a way to price discriminate among customers.
Agency officials, after researching their contracts, determined that the bundling data in FPDS were miscoded due to confusion about the statutory definition of contract bundling, inadequate verification of information, and ineffective controls in the FPDS reporting process.
Forest Gump's famous line, "Life is like a box of chocolates," leads to an analogy for bundling: Bundling is like making Tootsie Rolls.
Bush, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a directive to federal agencies in October 2002, ordering them to reverse the bundling trend and to boost competition among small businesses.
There are no laws against bundling contributions - it's constitutionally protected - and no requirement to report bundling so the activity largely goes untracked by the city's Ethics Commission.
On 12, December, 1969, Time magazine featured an article on The Society to Bring Back Bundling, which had been formed in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
In a survey to analyze potential consumers interest in bundling seven communications services--including local telephone, long-distance service, cable TV, satellite TV, Internet access, cellular service, and paging--93% of respondents indicated interest in some type of bundle, while 25% showed an interest in a six-service bundle.
Bundling also enables SMC to offer the 3812TP to customers at a lower price due to packaging, administrative and inventory efficiencies.
Bundling all the 401K services with a single provider enables companies to accomplish all of these objectives.
Moreover, broadband has emerged as the central hub of the bundling trend.
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