posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 04:41 PM
"ATLANTA – The price of preventing preterm labor is about to go through the roof.
A drug for high-risk pregnant women has cost about $10 to $20 per injection. Next week, the price shoots up to $1,500 a dose, meaning the total cost
during a pregnancy could be as much as $30,000.
That's because the drug, a form of progesterone given as a weekly shot, has been made cheaply for years, mixed in special pharmacies that
custom-compound treatments that are not federally approved.
But recently, KV Pharmaceutical of suburban St.Louis won government approval to exclusively sell the drug, known as Makena (Mah-KEE'-Nah). The March
of Dimes and many obstetricians supported that because it means quality will be more consistent and it will be easier to get."
From the AP, I saw this on Yahoo today. This seems ridiculous. It is almost as if this pharmaceutical company has been assured a monopoly by the
government, and because of that they can charge outrageous prices, and not a damn thing can be done about it. Also, maybe by making pregnancies more
expensive, less people will want to get pregnant, knowing that the cost of being pregnant, giving birth, and raising a child in this economy is
becoming increasingly difficult. Is this part of a greater population control agenda?
edit on 10-3-2011 by Nathwa because: (no reason