Sunday, 9 September 2007

This is an elegant pen and pencil set from Abbott Laboratories who make Reductil (sibutramine) which is in fact a failed antidepressant (well actually it worked!) but relaunched as an appetite suppressant at an outrageous price.

Amazingly, and commendably, Abbott dropped the price from abut $200 a month to $70 a month making it affordable from zilch of my patients to about 20% of my patients. Abbott deserves a pat on the back for this move and other pharmaceutical companies (at least in New Zealand which is not a wealthy country) need to follow suit.