Monthly Archives: March 2011

March of Dimes response to Makena pricing reveals they are woefully out of touch

Preemie message boards are all fired up by KV Pharmaceutical’s pricing of 17 Alpha-hydroxy progesterone caproate (17P, a hormone than can help prevent premature delivery for some women who have previously delivered prematurely). Once KV was awarded the patent, the … Continue reading

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Progesterone to prevent preterm delivery is now more expensive than gold

Yesterday, March 9th, the price of gold was $1,429.74 an ounce. That same day KV Pharmaceuticals announced the drug 17 Alpha-Hydroxy Progesterone Caproate (17P), a hormone that can prevent preterm delivery, will now cost $1500 a shot. One injection of … Continue reading

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Do preemie lungs heal? A lesson in persistence.

When your preemie is in the NICU on a ventilator, when they are having such acute trouble breathing, you are consumed by the short term. Specifically, will this desaturation be “the big one” and “is his brain getting enough oxygen.” … Continue reading

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