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When government works, it looks like this

Truly impressive look from NPR reporter Gretchen Kuder-Croen at how the FDA changed its mind following its own February 2011 approval of a drug aimed at helping prevent premature births.  The manufacturer tried to price a drug that had previously cost expectant mothers about $300 at the amount of about $30,000 per treatment.  Doctors and patients protested, a senator intervened, and the FDA took corrective action.  This report is worth listening through as a primer on how government can work.  And it only took the FDA two months to change course on its own decision, which is lightning fast in government time.

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