Monthly Archives: March 2011

Victory!

Contrary to the “cease and desist” letters issued by KV Pharmaceuticals, the FDA put out a press announcement stating that it will allow compounding pharmacies to continue to supply 17P.  Read more here and here and here and here. [April … Continue reading

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Vermont

Although bananas don’t help Peter sleep, it seems that road trips do.  Saturday night, after an exciting day of driving and cheese-tasting, Peter slept through the night for the first time in weeks. On Saturday, we drove straight to Cabot, … Continue reading

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Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater

I think it’s time for another update on Peter. Last Friday, Peter demonstrated to his Early Intervention therapist that he can sit unassisted for brief periods of time (i.e., a second or two).  If we let him sit with his … Continue reading

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Nervous.

I’ve been feeling nervous since this afternoon, when I found out that one of my best friends from my childhood went into labor.  Her due date is in three days, and there’s no reason to believe that she will experience … Continue reading

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The Making of Makena

In an effort to better understand how Makena gained Orphan Drug designation and why KV Pharmaceutical Company feels justified to charge $1500 per weekly injection, I have compiled the following timeline. June 2003 – A clinical study conducted by the … Continue reading

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A letter to my Congressperson.

Representative McGovern, As the mother of a child born 3 months premature and a candidate for injections of the synthetic hormone, 17α-Hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P), during future pregnancies to help prevent preterm labor, I am very upset that 17P gained “orphan … Continue reading

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Works of Mercy

The season of Lent began yesterday with Ash Wednesday.  It was the first time in quite a few years that I was unable to attend Ash Wednesday mass.  When Peter is older, I hope he will accompany me to mass … Continue reading

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