Sen. Brown fighting pharma company over drug price


Sen. Brown fighting pharma company over drug price

WKYC – CLEVELAND — Starting this month, the price of a critical drug used to prevent pregnant women from delivering premature babies increased from $10-20 per dose to $1,500 per dose.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Dr. Brian Mercer and Dr. Jennifer Bailit of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at MetroHealth, and a new mother to call on KV Pharmaceutical to reverse course on what they consider an outrageous price increase of a drug to prevent preterm pregnancy.

Dr. Mercer serves on the Board of Directors of The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine. The Society has also sent a letter to KV Pharmaceutical and is actively engaged in the effort to maintain affordable access to the drug.

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