Apparently, a Canadian drug called Synacthen Depot is used to treat infants who suffer from epileptic spasms — aka West syndrome — but starting Monday morning, the already-expensive $33 medicine will now cost about $700 for a single vile.
Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children neurologist Dr. Carter Snead has spoken out about how the controversial business move could affect sick kids, saying:
"This was just dropped like a bombshell. They just bought it and jacked up the price.
If the seizures aren't treated, the child will not regain any milestones."
Sounds like this case of greed could prove to be fatal.
According to reports out Sunday morning, Angelina Jolie's political ambitions with the United Nations may have caused a rift between her and Brad Pitt, at least based on a source "close to the couple."
TMZ is reporting that Jolie's dream had been to become a top official with the UN -- which makes sense, considering all the charity work and traveling to developing nations that she does -- but that didn't fly at home with Brad.