Wednesday, June 25, 2014

No More Cheap Plan B One-Step on Amazon

You can still buy Plan B One-Step, the 1 pill emergency contraceptive brand, on Amazon. The current price is $46.90 and this might be the reason why:

It is normal for prices to vary from store to store, but such a steep drop in price raises red flags, especially since the wholesale acquisition cost (the cost for wholesalers to purchase the product from the manufacturer, Teva Women’s Health) is estimated to be $32.50 for Plan B One-Step. Wholesalers then sell the product for an estimated $39.00. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that any vendor would be able to acquire Plan B One-Step wholesale and sell it for $16 without taking a substantial financial hit.

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What's Wrong With This [Gardasil] Picture?

The AP reports on a story about a scientist who falsified AIDS vaccine research data. Can you spot the glaring mistake? Hint, above and below:

The human papillomavirus (HPV) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are not one and the same. Which is why Gardasil, a quadrivalent HPV vaccine, has nothing to do with HIV and should not be used to illustrate an article about the HIV vaccine.

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