News The Evils of Ortho-McNeil
Slog reader Gavin Cummins alerted us to this alarming piece on Slate about Orth-McNeil jacking up the price of the birth control pills it manufactures. This is a potentially crippling increase for publically funded clinics, who had previously paid as little as a penny a pack for the popular brand of pills. That a major pharmaceutical company would make a greedy move that jeopardizes the reproductive health of women is no shocker, but I think increasing the cost to as much as $18 a pack is positively obscene. The Stranger is waiting on commentary from our local Planned Parenthood affiliate and we’ll have more information on the local impact of this change tomorrow.