A synthetic form of progesterone was given FDA approval more than half a century ago, and ever since doctors have been prescribing it for their patients with high-risk pregnancies through compounding pharmacies at about $10 per dose. But recently it was designated an “orphan drug” by the FDA, meaning that the company KV Pharmaceutical was given the exclusive right of production and sale. They immediately raised the price from $10 per dose to $1,500. Since the drug comes in the form of a weekly injection, that means a price hike for at-risk pregnant women that could be as much as $30,000. Check out this website I found at this link

We’re shocked at this development. In our book, we recommend natural progesterone for many pregnant women, but for those at risk of premature delivery, even the more common, less-safe synthetic progesterone is a Godsend.

Imagine our surprise when a $10 treatment became a $1,500 treatment overnight thanks to the stroke of an FDA bureaucrat’s solid gold pen. This decision will enrich one company, but doom tens of thousands of mothers to have premature births. Even worse, it exposes all their babies to the risks of hospital stays and lifelong health problems that come from early birth.

There is no other more appropriate word for this decision. It is evil. Read the full article at the link above for more information.