Pregnancy Drug Skyrocketing From $20 To $1,500 | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

There are 67 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Mar 10, 2011, titled Pregnancy Drug Skyrocketing From $20 To $1,500 | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News. In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

A drug that prevents miscarriages will soon skyrocket from less than $20 per shot to more than $1,000. The Central Ohio Compounding Pharmacy has been busy taking calls from doctors and patients to see if they can keep getting a progesterone drug that prevents miscarriage.

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NotBlind

Columbus, OH

#1 Mar 10, 2011
What? This is outrageous!! Since when can the Federal Government grant anybody "exclusive manufacturing rights? That is a monopoloy!!

KV's CEO says that the high cost is justified because of the high cost of caring for premies, OK, fine, is that extra money going for that? NO! It is lining KV's pockets!! Greedy!
43015USA

Powell, OH

#3 Mar 10, 2011
This outrageous that pharmaceutical companies can do this with the drugs they manufacture. A prescription I take has increased 310% since I began taking it two years ago, so now I take half a dose to make it last longer. Stupid, yeah, but I can't afford to pay $419 per month for a prescription. If you have a prescription co-pay and not an HSA, lucky you, until your premiums are raised because of greedy pharmaceutical companies.
Christy

London, OH

#5 Mar 10, 2011
Criminal
ColumbusMom

Columbus, OH

#6 Mar 10, 2011
Take responsibility wrote:
If you are on Medicaid you should not be having more children, you obviously can't afford the one or ones you have.
No one said the woman mentioned at the beginning of the article was on medicaid. They asked a medicaid director to provide a quote about cost. Probably because many private insurers hate to go on record and be quoted. That being said what KV pharm. is doing is outrageous and dangerous to the health of women who might not have decent prescription coverage. I had to take this several years ago to prevent miscarriage and had to pay out of pocket as it wasn't covered by my prescription coverage. Thank goodness it was affordable then and wasn't an issue for us. Once again greedy pharmaceutical companies going for a quick buck.
mom in zanesville

Zanesville, OH

#7 Mar 10, 2011
Take responsibility wrote:
If you are on Medicaid you should not be having more children, you obviously can't afford the one or ones you have.
So if a woman on medicaid gets pregnant on Birthcontrol while trying to prevent it she should want abort just because people like you don't think she should have more children???????
Mr Toldyaso

Reynoldsburg, OH

#8 Mar 10, 2011
Intellectual property. You gotta love the FREE market! Just wait till they own all the food crops. Then, we'll be in BUSINESS!
mom in zanesville

Zanesville, OH

#10 Mar 10, 2011
I will say this I used the shots during my last pregnancy to stay pregnant because I had already had two preterm deliveries. My 3rd was unplanned, I wasn't working and on medicaid if I hadn't had the shot I would have probably went into labor early again risking my sons life the shots gave him a great chance and I actually went full-term for once.
dave

Chillicothe, OH

#12 Mar 10, 2011
mom in zanesville wrote:
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So if a woman on medicaid gets pregnant on Birthcontrol while trying to prevent it she should want abort just because people like you don't think she should have more children???????
everyone thinks she should have no kids....you shouldnt either
Lucy

Columbus, OH

#13 Mar 10, 2011
This is outrageous that our government would allow one pharmacutical company to hold a monopoly on a drug that so many women who have had to endure so much already to have a child!
parent

Reynoldsburg, OH

#14 Mar 10, 2011
I had to take this when I was 14 weeks pregnant because of an appendicitis attack. It saved my babies life. There is no way I would of been able to afford this price for the medicine
aRealFocker

Columbus, OH

#16 Mar 10, 2011
The fleecing by our pharmaceutical industry continues.
bigbubbaj

Leesburg, FL

#18 Mar 10, 2011
Just another rip off by the big mediicine company's
They are just like the oil companies----------GREEDY!!!
If we had anyone in Washington with any grit all of this would not be happening.
Greed and corruption has taken over Washington and all of the big companies ceo'S
Aubrey

Lima, OH

#19 Mar 10, 2011
Will Burns wrote:
How did the human race survive before drugs? If you can't carry a child to term I see it as a natural way to cull the herd.
Try adopting if you can't breed properly. There are plenty of kids in the US and there a many for sale in Asian countrys.
This is disgusting and offensive.
Whatever

Columbus, OH

#20 Mar 10, 2011
Take responsibility wrote:
If you are on Medicaid you should not be having more children, you obviously can't afford the one or ones you have.
And if you are not on medicaid then want. Lose your unborn child so a drug company can get rich. Have you ever miscarriaged a child, I have and it is heartbreaking.
Whatever

Columbus, OH

#21 Mar 10, 2011
Aubrey wrote:
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This is disgusting and offensive.
Breed, dogs breed, women give birth. Did you mom breed?
My Opinion

London, OH

#22 Mar 10, 2011
After reading all the serious side effects that any drug causes, they rape you financially before they kill you? Anyone see anything wrong here?
Fed Up

United States

#23 Mar 10, 2011
What is next? Is it even legal for the government to allow rights to one company? This angers me so much. I gave birth to my first child five weeks early, thanks to the shot my second born came out perfectly on time and healthy. So what they are telling me, is not only do I have to pay for the drug, but I have to pay extra because the drug is going to work??!! That is outrageous.
carboost

Middleboro, MA

#24 Mar 10, 2011
Sounds like the government has decided that there's just too many of us and we're living too long. Our masters in China are probably loving this.
Mommy of Three

United States

#25 Mar 10, 2011
My first born was premature(36wks), my second born was term and my third born was term. I never had any progesterone shots with any of my three pregnancies. So, just because you have a premature birth doesn't necessarily mean your other pregnancies will result in a premature birth. I wonder if this pharmaceutical company could come up with a drug to help ease the withdrawals of drug addicted babies?
Kathryn

Columbus, OH

#26 Mar 10, 2011
When the insurance industry is in bed with the pharmaceutical industry they both win and we all lose through higher premiums and drug cost. Another example:

A man loses his job when an un-named local newspaper's owners decide to outsource hundreds of jobs to India, to put more money into the owners' own pockets. Five years later after exhausting his unemployment benefits, draining his retirement savings and paying highway robbery insurance premiums he drops his bare bones $5000 deductible health coverage. When he goes to pick up his monthly cholesterol medication he warily approaches the pharmacy counter, afraid of the cost of his prescription.

His cost with insurance/co-pay:$15. Without:$11.50 After paying thousands of dollars he could not afford he feels he has well lined someone else's pockets at his expense.

And they say we don't need insurance reform....

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