For The Children?

A newly FDA-approved drug that can help prevent premature births in high-risk women is simply a synthetic form of the familiar hormone, progesterone. The drug was originally created by compounding pharmacies for $10-20 per shot. But the price tag on the new version, Makena by K-V Pharmaceuticals, is $1,500 per dose, and up to 20 shots are needed per pregnancy. K-V also sent letters to compounding pharmacies threatening that if they continue to compound the previous version, they will be subject to legal action. The FDA has assured pharmacies they can still make the $20 version; in response, K-V lowered the price — to $690 per shot. 

A THOUGHT: The drug’s name, of course, is short for “Makena Fortune from a Natural Substance”.

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About Chase Morgan
Chase Morgan is just your average, ordinary All-American writer. Chase began writing several years ago, but never published anything until the "Are You Friggen' Kidding Me?" blog launched in August of 2009. Chase simply got tired of standing around and just observing all of the craziness in the world, so this anxious writer sat down and wrote the first "Are YOu Friggen' Kidding Me?" article on August 19th, 2009. Now, any time something makes Chase say, "Are You Friggen' Kidding Me?", the issue get's transformed into an article. Chase is currently single, homeless and living under a bridge in South Florida.

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