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Format: 04/19/2014
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Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Early-labor prevention won't soar, FDA says

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday that it won't prevent compounding pharmacists from producing a drug that prevents preterm labor at a cost to patients of $10 to $20 per injection.

In February, KV Pharmaceutical Co. acquired FDA approval for the drug and exclusive rights to sell it under the name Makena for seven years. This month, the company increased the price per dose to $1,500 and sent cease-and-desist orders to pharmacies that had produced the drug for years.

 

To read more, visit the Tribune-Review web site.

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