"Treat the disease, you win some, you lose some. Treat the patient, you always win."
~Patch Adams~

Friday, February 3, 2012

Progesterone: The Oldest "New" Drug to Nearly Reach the Market

I've talked about this issue before, but this morning's Huffington Post has a very good article on how bioidentical progesterone has been used for years to prevent preterm delivery in pregnant women. Recently, the pharmaceutical companies have gotten involved, complicating matters and jacking the price of the treatment through the roof (don't even get me started on this!). It's good to know that there are doctors out there (besides mine!) who are willing to take the lead and prescribe what is best for their patients, not what is best to line the pockets of Big Pharma.