$10 preemie preventive now $1,500

$10 preemie preventive now $1,500

There are 55 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 10, 2011, titled $10 preemie preventive now $1,500. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The price of preventing preterm labor is about to go through the roof. A drug for high-risk pregnant women has cost about $10 to $20 per injection.

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Angry

Edmonton, Canada

#2 Mar 14, 2011
Who the hell would pay that much for this drug? You dont need it! Keep your self healthy and take precautions as you should if your pregnant. A magical drug is not the means to keep your baby healthy... people are dumb sheep.
Lee

Memphis, TN

#3 Mar 14, 2011
Angry wrote:
Who the hell would pay that much for this drug? You dont need it! Keep your self healthy and take precautions as you should if your pregnant. A magical drug is not the means to keep your baby healthy... people are dumb sheep.
Have you ever had a premature baby that had to struggle for life? Have you had a premature baby die in your arms? If not, you have no idea what you are talking about. MOST times babies are born premature due to no fault of the mothers. What an insensitive comment!
thank

Corpus Christi, TX

#4 Mar 14, 2011
your republican representatives...
bobxray

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Mar 14, 2011
...someone is going to have to pay the higher price.

If it costs KV 150 times more to produce the drug, then they aren't doing it right.
Health Care Holocaust

Harrodsburg, KY

#6 Mar 14, 2011
This is a disgrace. They cannot pretend they care about humanity or helping people in any way. Its all about the all mighty dollar. Disgusting and shameful.
josh from america

Seattle, WA

#7 Mar 14, 2011
The direct decision makeers involed in the price hike should pay. vidulantie style. All thos nuts who went after abortion doctors should be pointed at the monsters who run KV Pharmaceutical of suburban St.Louis.

I'm not advocating setting fire to their houses, but someone should make them feel the hurt.
K Provance

Brooksville, FL

#9 Mar 14, 2011
Well, welcome to the first step in population control. By denying the poor (minorities the target, I suspect) access to this drug, more babies will be born premature, and sadly, die. That's what our government really wants. It has no way to sustain the entitlements it gives out due to families having multiple children. This is just the beginning. Soon medications of all kinds will only be affordable by the super rich, again, how the government likes it.
dan

Plymouth, MN

#11 Mar 14, 2011
Population control? Really?

More likely if more babies are born premature - we bear the medical costs of $51K in year one and many thousands of dollars annually after that. We pay that in higher premiums or in Medicaid costs.
BOB

Rochester, MN

#12 Mar 14, 2011
I support the right of a company to set its own price on any product. But this is unreal. The company is shooting itself; and asking for price controls. I can see a price increase, yes - perhaps up to $100 to cover overhead, the required future studies, insurance etc. BUT not this much...... and KV is basically a minor copany, mostly in little used generics.

to some of the other posters - you can have a premie- rich or poor - white - black or any other - heathy or druggie - wanted child or rape victum - it does not matter.
Mike Mar

Livonia, MI

#13 Mar 14, 2011
KV didn't even develop the drug. P17 has been on the market for many years and has been very effective. Believe every group even those who had unwisely supported KV --the FDA and March of Dimes is shocked by this unwise price gouging. Thousands will die and the company will go out of business because of the lawsuits. A pointless tragedy. Still preventable. Hopefully wiser heads at KV will see the public outrage and the eventual bankruptcy of their company and will revert the drug to a reasonable profit point
ABS

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Mar 14, 2011
This is a clear case of the government picking winners and losers. Before government intervention, the cost is $10=$20. After government intervention, $1500 for the same drug. No reports of any problems with the generic version of the drug. Explain to me again how government regulation isn't a huge part of the health care problem.
Mike Mar

Livonia, MI

#15 Mar 14, 2011
I think the anger needs to be directed at KV. There are people at KV that can change this decision, eliminate these unnecessary deaths, and save their company. It just takes the wisdom to recognize a mistake and correct it...before its to late.
Dave

San Rafael, CA

#16 Mar 14, 2011
This is not free enterprise, as I know it. It is the same type of crookedness that has people, on both sides of the political spectrum, demonstrating in the streets. It looks like the politicians passed the health care act as a screen, so they could continue to fleece the people.
don vnubnuh

Miami Beach, FL

#17 Mar 14, 2011
this is in order to protect a certain way of life. you will only bitch about it until you bitch enough that you start getting your needs taken care of and you start dealing with real life situations so get off the internet and go outside ya dumb fat drunk stinky peice of garbage?

thats not on you as a people thats on you as a person. that's. that's that.
human

Zagreb, Croatia

#18 Mar 14, 2011
ABS wrote:
This is a clear case of the government picking winners and losers. Before government intervention, the cost is $10=$20. After government intervention,$1500 for the same drug. No reports of any problems with the generic version of the drug. Explain to me again how government regulation isn't a huge part of the health care problem.
This is an example of a BAD government regulation. You cannot make conclusions out of this case.
This regulation gives total power to the company, and then ignores the problem. A good government would then re-regulate and make the company lower the clearly crazy price tag, but then who would pay them for the new elections?
It's a bad system, capitalism...
Shocked potential parent

New Bern, NC

#19 Mar 14, 2011
What's next?
Charge patients with hemochromatosis (sp?) for a specially formulated high iron diet instead of simply allowing them eat meat?

Going to send cease and decist letters to pregnant women who carry the genes for breast cancer that they own the patents on unless they pay a life lease to allow the children to potentially inherit the patented genes?
Patent the test, not what is tested for.
Someone else may find a better way to test for it, that's better for us all.

Generic is generic.
Discovery is not the same as invention.
Genes are a natural preexisting thing, we didn't invent plants or animals.
Patenting life begins with small steps like this, then someone owns your whole genome.
Let the rich pay $1500 a shot, the rest of us will do what we have for the last 15,000 years and get by.

Sorry for meandering, the whole idea simply enrages me beyond simple words.
Sam

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Mar 14, 2011
ABS wrote:
This is a clear case of the government picking winners and losers. Before government intervention, the cost is $10=$20. After government intervention,$1500 for the same drug. No reports of any problems with the generic version of the drug. Explain to me again how government regulation isn't a huge part of the health care problem.
The problem happened because of government DEREGULATION, i.e., letting the company charge whatever it wants and "letting the market decide".
Dick L

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Mar 14, 2011
Health Care Holocaust wrote:
This is a disgrace. They cannot pretend they care about humanity or helping people in any way. Its all about the all mighty dollar. Disgusting and shameful.
That's how this country operates, it's all about the $$$.
UMM

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Mar 14, 2011
I think everyone on the committee at the FDA and the company that pushes for such things needs their personal finances audited. Guarantee someone is getting paid.
Not surprised

Victoria, Canada

#23 Mar 14, 2011
I guess that KV should be renamed KY for very obvious reasons.

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