Sweet Smell of Success
Time Magazines' Maria Svalavitz has reported that "The March of Dimes — which has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from KV's subsidiary Ther-RX, which will market Makena — supports the introduction of the new drug. "'An FDA-approved product is a good thing, 'says Dr. Alan Fleischman, medical director of the March of Dimes. The drug is expensive but it's a very important drug for a very important purpose. The company has promised that every eligible woman whose doctor prescribes it will be able to receive it and ability to pay will not preclude that." (from More on Time.com: Expecting? Text 'BABY' for Advice About Healthy Pregnancy).
Chalmers said, "that's what you'd expect them to say. The fact is that it is a shell game benefiting the profiteers...in a way similar to Albert Lasker who was America's leading advertising and public relations guru selling cigarettes while his wife was on the board of directors of the America Cancer Society or while paint or asbestos companies knew for over fifty years that their products were injurious, but sold the poisons anyway with protection from the government."