What’s Wrong with This Picture?

July 18th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness|Tags: , , |

There is an obstetrical tragedy manifested by a late-term miscarriage, euphemistically called a “preterm birth”.  The positive side to this is that this condition is amenable to a pharmaceutical intervention which can prevent it.  There is a drug called Makena, chemically known as hydroxyprogesterone caproate.  This drug is given by injection, once a week, at a cost ranging from $1,000 to $1,500 a shot.  However, compounding pharmacies can provide the exact preparation at a cost of about $95 per shot. Unfortunately, the FDA, whose primary concern is protecting the concerns of drug companies and not the concerns of consumers, [...]