New Underhanded Tactics from Pharma—Is It Greed, or an Act of Desperation?

Source: ANH

It wasn’t enough that they raised the price of this critical drug from $10 to $1,500 per dose. Now they are going after pharmacists and hitting pregnant low-income women the hardest.

KV Pharmaceutical Company is trying a new approach to corner the market for their drug Makena, which helps prevent premature births. They are “raising concerns” about the quality of 17P (17-Hydroxyprogesterone), a hormone that forms the active ingredient in the drug that has been used for many years by compounding pharmacies to make a low-cost version of the pregnancy medicine. The FDA has now agreed to investigate.

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