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In the News March 10, 2011

Associated Press/Yahoo! News “Preemie birth preventive spikes from $10 to $1,500” by Mike Stobbe

Other companies covered the cost of developing and researching Makena. It is a progesterone given as a weekly shot to prevent premature delivery. KV Pharmaceutical of suburban St.Louis won government approval to exclusively sell the drug. The move was originally supported by the March of Dimes and obstetricians who thought the quality and availability would improve. KV Pharmaceutical has used their new monopoly the skyrocket the price. Click here for the full article. “Advocates For People With Disabilities Flood Missouri Capitol”

KSMU Ozark Public Radio “Disability Rights Advocates Rally at the Capitol”
“Disability advocates rallied in Jefferson City today to urge lawmakers to reject Governor Matt Blunt’s proposed Medicaid cuts. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports. About 70 advocates for the disabled gathered in the capitol.”
MP3 audio also available.

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