Monday, April 4, 2011
After a week of unremitting and unprecedented pressure from FDA,
CMS, Congress, medical societies and the public, it isn't clear whether KV
Pharmaceutical Co. will be able to market its pregnancy drug Makena at
a price that makes the company financially viable.
The company announced last
Friday it had slashed the list price by 54% to $690 per dose, and implemented
new cost caps and patient assistance measures, but the moves did little to
quell the anger.