The drug’s importance, [Dr. M. Kathryn Menard] says, cannot be understated. “This is the only evidenced based approach we have, medication we have to prevent pre-term birth.”
Menard said, like others in the field, she had supported efforts to win FDA approval for the drug, believing it “would make it easier for our patients to get the drug.” Now, she says, she is outraged. “This financial barrier, we see it as insurmountable.”
Unbelievable. I’m torn between feelings of outrage and the desire to start purifying my own blood for beer retirement money. (Incidental point: How, exactly, is it legal to copyright a hormone? Especially when KV Pharmaceuticals didn’t fund any of the clinical trials? Inquiring minds.)
I hope this is the straw that breaks whatever political backs are necessary to prevent this from happening again.