Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Cost of ACTH Going Up

I know I have a lot of updating to do (hello, no updates in two months, BAD Blogging Mama!), but this needed to be added immediately.

I *LITERALLY* feel sick.

The manufacturers of ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone), Questcor just announced that they are raising the price of ACTH from ~$1,000 per vial to OVER $10,000 PER VIAL. (A typical course of ACTH can range from 3-6 vials of ACTH).

This is an absolute OUTRAGE, and I am BEYOND sick about it. ACTH is a first line med for Infantile Spasms, and many, MANY insurance companies already fight paying the $1k/bottle. Fewer and fewer kids will have access to this medication with this 1000%+ increase in cost.

Please, if you have a moment and feel so inclined, please give Questcor a shout (1-800-411-3065) & let them know that a 1000% increase on a medication that so many CHILDREN need is an outrage. That their bottom line & profit should NOT come at the expense of children's lives.

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