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Overcoming quantitative pricing limitations

Overcoming quantitative pricing limitations

wrong. For example, in 2011, a company called KV Pharmaceuticals received orphan drugs status - and seven years of market exclusivity - for Makena, its own version of progesterone, used to reduce the ... The company set a price of $1, 500 per dose for

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  • Amag buys into maternal health business Amag buys into maternal health business

    Amag's primary objective in buying Lumara - which until this year was known as KV Pharmaceutical - is to gain ownership of Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate), a drug used in the management of ... The buoyant growth for Makena has come despite

  • March of Dimes cuts ties with KV Pharma

    in protest over the company's pricing for Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection), a drug to prevent preterm birth that won US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in February. ... Makena, which was formerly known as Gestiva, was developed

  • K-V preterm birth drug approved

    Thirty-seven per cent of women treated with Makena delivered before 37 weeks, compared with 55 per cent of women in the control group. ... An international trial is ongoing to determine whether Makena reduces the number of babies who do not survive or

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  • Deal Watch table for September 2014 Deal Watch table for September 2014

    Maternal health business including orphan drug to reduce risk of preterm birth Makena.

  • Pharma deals during September 2014 Pharma deals during September 2014

    two divisions: maternal health for the orphan drug Makena; and women's health for three other products. ... Amag is buying the remaining company for up to $1.025bn. It contains Makena, a progesterone injection with US orphan status to reduce the risk of

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  • KV Pharmaceutical names Joseph Mahady as chair KV Pharmaceutical names Joseph Mahady as chair

    This financial state was due to the flawed launch of its drug Makena to prevent premature birth. ... The company seems to be back on track, however, after reaching a settlement with Hologic, the original developers of Makena who sold the rights to KV.

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