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- Preventing prematurity: the importance of getting screened for Chlamydia
- Ther-Rx skips ACOG: the people have spoken. But can we do more?
- What does replacing the word retarded with intellectual disability accomplish?
- Cigna’s automatic denials: asshattery in action
- ACOG’s double standard on Makena: denouncing Ther-Rx but taking advertising dollars
Monthly Archives: April 2011
Another celebrity, this time Lady Gaga, is in trouble for using the word “retarded” out of context. Retarded is derived from the Latin, retardare and means a delay. This etymology helps to explain the appropriate medical use of the word: … Continue reading
I’m going to be blunt here. Cigna is on my shit list. Oliver needed hand occupational therapy. Unfortunately, it wasn’t covered by my primary insurance. Lucky for me, my work provides a secondary insurance that picks up some of the … Continue reading
The American Congress of OB/GYN (ACOG) initially supported Ther-Rx’s application to the FDA for Makena. When the astronomical price, a hike from $10 to $1500 a shot, was announced ACOG released this statement: ACOG is extremely concerned that women’s health … Continue reading
We have been working on money every night. I posted back in March about how this was posing a particular challenge for Oliver. Each night we spend 15 minutes (that seems like 15 hours) identifying and adding change change. We’re … Continue reading
It started in February. KV Pharmaceuticals submitted an application to the FDA to make Makena (17 hydroxyprogesterone or 17OP) an orphan drug. The application was endorsed by the March of Dimes. The actual quote from the medical director of the … Continue reading