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Stop the Epipen Price Gouging

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We ask that there be an investigation and regulation into the 420% (adjusted for inflation!) increase in the price of Epipens since 2004.

Millions of people with severe allergies carry EpiPens to reverse life-threatening allergic reactions.

With this oppressive price increase, many EMT's and families are turning to manual syringes as a cheaper alternative, though doctors and patient advocates warn that it?s more complicated to get the correct dose of epinephrine and it administer safely with a syringe. Some families will be forced to hang on to expired Epipens, or worse, go without entirely.

There is no discernible reason for the increase other than Mylan's desire to use their monopoly to exploit the need for this life-saving medication for exorbitant profit.

Thank you.
Public Comments
Mar 2nd, 2017
sandy v. from Fort Worth, TX signed.
Mar 2nd, 2017
Jennifer R. from Larkspur, CA writes:
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This is immoral
Mar 2nd, 2017
Laura P. from Troy, NY writes:
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My sweet dear four year old needs epi pens for his life threatening food allergies. The cost of this life saving drug needs to be investigated.
Mar 2nd, 2017
Laura P. from Troy, NY writes:
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My sweet dear four year old needs epi pens for his life threatening food allergies. The cost of this life saving drug needs to be investigated.
Mar 2nd, 2017
Heather H. from Menifee, CA signed.
Mar 2nd, 2017
RuthAnna S. from Midland, TX writes:
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Completely Wrong! The Epipen cost for our daughter was over $500. That is not right. They expire after a year!!!
Mar 1st, 2017
Someone from Whiteland, IN writes:
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Stop allowing this to happen. People. Are. DYING!
Mar 1st, 2017
Someone from Yucaipa, CA writes:
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Stop exorbitant profiteering that put lives in danger!
Feb 20th, 2017
Someone from Edison, NJ signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
Someone from Miramar Beach, FL signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
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Feb 15th, 2017
Someone from Boca Raton, FL signed.
Feb 14th, 2017
Andrew W. from Huntersville, NC writes:
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https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/boom-thousands-of-medical-studies-found-to-be-useless/ Bookmark the permalink. Boom: thousands of medical studies found to be useless Feb 14 by Jon Rappoport Boom: thousands of medical studies found to be useless Memo to ?medical bloggers? living in mommy?s basement by Jon Rappoport February 14, 2017 I?m talking about little defenders of consensus science, bloggers who love and adore every official pronouncement that comes down the pipeline from medical journals and illustrious doctors. Dear Bloggers: Thousands of published studies you cite and praise are wrong, useless, irrelevant, deceptive?and the medical journals know it, and they?re doing nothing useful about it. The issue? Cell lines. These cells are crucial for lab research on the toxicity of medical drugs, and the production of proteins. Knowing exactly which cell lines are being studied is absolutely necessary. And therein lies the gigantic problem. Statnews.com has the bombshell story (July 21, 2016): ?Recent estimates suggest that between 20 percent and 36 percent of cell lines scientists use are contaminated or misidentified ? passing off as human tissue cells that in fact come from pigs, rats, or mice, or in which the desired human cell is tainted with unknown others. But despite knowing about the issue for at least 35 years, the vast majority of journals have yet to put any kind of disclaimer on the thousands of studies affected.? ?One cell line involved are the so-called HeLa cells. These cancerous cervical cells ? named for Henrietta Lacks, from whom they were first cultured in the early 1950s ? are ubiquitous in labs, proliferate wildly ? and, it turns out, contaminate all manner of cells with which they come into contact. Two other lines in particular, HEp-2 and INT 407, are now known to have been contaminated with HeLa cells, meaning scientists who thought they were working on HEp-2 and INT 407 were in fact likely experimenting on HeLa cells.? ?Christopher Korch, a geneticist at the University of Colorado, has studied the issue. According to Korch, nearly 5,800 articles in 1,182 journals may have confused HeLa for HEp-2; another 1,336 articles in 271 journals may have mixed up HeLa with INT 407. Together, the 7,000-plus papers have been cited roughly 214,000 times, Science reported last year.? ?And that?s just two cell lines. All told, more than 400 cell lines either lack evidence of origin or have become cross-contaminated with human or other animal cells at some point in their laboratory lineage. Cell lines are often chosen for their ability to reproduce and be bred for long periods of time, so they?re hardy buggers that can move around a lab if they end up on a researcher?s gloves, for example. ?It?s astonishingly easy for cell lines to become contaminated,? wrote Amanda Capes-Davis, chair of the International Cell Line Authentication Committee, in a guest post for Retraction Watch. ?When cells are first placed into culture, they usually pass through a period of time when there is little or no growth, before a cell line emerges. A single cell introduced from elsewhere during that time can outgrow the original culture without anyone being aware of the change in identity?.? Getting the picture? HUGE numbers of published studies are based on knowing which cells are being used and tested. And much of the time, the researchers don?t know. They pretend they do, but they don?t. Their work is completely unreliable. Everyone involved (for decades) looks the other way. It?s the secret no one wants to talk about. Thousands and thousands and thousands of medical studies are useless, and their conclusions are unfounded, and turn out to be random. This is like saying, ?Well, we built all those buildings in the city, but the concrete we used was probably cardboard. Let?s not talk about it. Let?s just wait and see what happens.? Millions of patients who are taking drugs are guinea pigs. Researchers originally tested the toxicity of drugs on cells they assumed were relevant, but they were wrong. They said the drugs were safe, but they were working with cells that had no bearing on safety. This is one reason why, on July 26, 2000, Dr. Barbara Starfield, a highly respected public health expert at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, could conclude, in the Journal of the American Association, that FDA approved medical drugs kill 106,000 Americans every year?which becomes a MILLION deaths per decade. The original researchers on those drugs pretended they knew what they were doing. Pretended. Everything I?m describing and citing in this article? The FDA knows about it. The CDC knows about it. The World Health Organization knows. National health departments all over the world know. Medical schools know. Many doctors know. Many, many researchers know. Many hospital executives know. All pharmaceutical executives know. Many mainstream medical reporters know. All medical journals know. But they continue to promote life-destroying fake news. Blog that.
Feb 14th, 2017
Danyale P. from Anchorage, AK signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Andrew W. from Huntersville, NC writes:
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There are "Trolls" that seek to Undermine "The Last Western Nation" Please know that "Their is an *Adversary* that Actually Exists
Feb 8th, 2017
Andrew W. from Huntersville, NC writes:
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4204572/Health-leaders-urge-Trump-vaccines.html 350 Idiots try to trick Trump into believing vaccines are safe. I would not let them
Feb 8th, 2017
Andrew W. from Huntersville, NC writes:
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4204572/Health-leaders-urge-Trump-vaccines.html 350 Idiots try to trick Trump into believing vaccines are safe. I would not let them
Feb 8th, 2017
Meghann Q. from Traverse City, MI signed.
Feb 6th, 2017
Alisa K. from Baltimore, MD writes:
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Make it affordable to everyone
Feb 5th, 2017
Ken R. from Lincoln, NE writes:
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Can you say "universal health care"? Then the entire population of the country could negotiate en masse with the Mylan's of the world to obtain reasonable drug prices for all.
Feb 3rd, 2017
charlene f. from Brockton, MA writes:
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This is a tragedy waiting to happen. How those responsible for this can sleep at night is beyond me. It is disgusting that people's lives are at risk for the sake of corporate greed!! There is a special place in hell for these self- serving bloodsuckers.
Feb 2nd, 2017
Someone from Atlanta, GA signed.
Feb 1st, 2017
Andrew W. from Huntersville, NC writes:
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http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-02-01-fda-quietly-bans-powerful-life-saving-iv-bags-with-vitamin-c.html The FDA needs to be President Trumps next target
Feb 1st, 2017
Andrew W. from Huntersville, NC writes:
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I am very happy you survived that horrible ordeal Mercy. I wish that I could take give Heather Bresch your allergy, and give you her perfect CEO health, so Bresch can know first hand what impending death feels like.
Feb 1st, 2017
Mercy W. from Atlanta, GA writes:
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With my shellfish allergies I almost died aboard a Delta flight last fall when the whole plane was served shrimp. Went into anaphylactic shock and was saved thanks to a doctor on the plane and my bringing three sets of epipens in my handbag. The flight's emergency kit is supposed to contain epipens but didn't - because they are too expensive, said a flight attendant. Two of my sets had cost $46 each, the third one, which i got a few days before the flight, was almost $700.
Feb 1st, 2017
Andrew W. from Huntersville, NC writes:
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-31/biotech-stocks-slide-trump-slams-astronomical-prices-tells-drug-ceos-get-prices-down President Trump challenges murderous Big Pharma, where Obama has been silent
Jan 31st, 2017
Diana S. from Williamsport, PA signed.
Jan 30th, 2017
Sharon M. from Williamsburg, KY writes:
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How can middle class citizens afford this , it must change before someone dies...
Jan 30th, 2017
Nicole M. from Hendersonville, TN writes:
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This pen should be affordable to any class of citizens.
Jan 28th, 2017
Beth A. from Houston, TX writes:
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Pirates are still alive! And holding your health for ransom! These people are taking a page out of the playbook owned by the people who developed our banking and insurance industry here in United States.
Jan 25th, 2017
Someone from San Jose, CA signed.
Jan 25th, 2017
Someone from Emerson, NJ signed.
Jan 23rd, 2017
Kerri M. from Orlando, FL signed.
Jan 22nd, 2017
Someone from Germantown, MD signed.
Jan 22nd, 2017
RICHARD W C. from Salt Lake City, UT writes:
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After 40 years in medicine I consider the rapid, unconscionable rise in prices established by Big Pharma a major factor in the collapse of availability of essential and proper medical care for all. Affordable care for all remains a right for all and excessive salaries of CEO's and denial of care for the uninsured is a sign of a collapsing society.
Jan 21st, 2017
Someone from Marshalltown, IA signed.
Jan 16th, 2017
Andrew W. from Huntersville, NC writes:
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https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/01/15/cdc-spider-scientists-attack-the-cdc-blow-the-lid-off/ The Globalists are TRYING to Kill US and always have been. There was a reason why Hillary admitted that she was "separate" from her Idiot Constituents.
Jan 16th, 2017
Someone from Lawrence, KS writes:
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I am a physician and I use epinephrine frequently from the vial as an anesthesiologist. I am confident that Mylan is price-gouging for this product, as well as many other drugs they make. The other that comes to mind is doxycycline. Pharmaceutical companies need to be regulated and controlled by the government more stringently for unreasonable and exorbitant prices! What is even more disappointing is that this company's CEO is connected to Congress.
Jan 15th, 2017
Andrew W. from Huntersville, NC writes:
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http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2017/01/15/is-america-a-defeated-nation-are-their-enough-americans-left-with-the-capacity-to-fight/ "Despite spending in excess of 10 times more for health care as any other nation, we only have the 51st longest life span. We live, on average, a full one year less than the a Cuban living in a third world country."
Jan 15th, 2017
Andrew W. from Huntersville, NC writes:
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https://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/106107/mad-hell Believe it or not, there are two price lines on this chart (one red, one blue) from supposedly independent companies who are allegedly competing with each other -- but most clearly are not. Humalog and Novalog are both manufactures of injectable insulin. Insulin is an absolutely vital, non-substitutable necessity for people with diabetes and these companies saw fit to collude and jack up the prices over 1000% in ten years, from $25 a vial to over $250. Why would two separate companies maintain the exact same price for their competing products for 20 years? I don?t have any other explanation except for collusion. In any sane, rational and caring nation this wouldn't have happened. But under Bush, and then Obama, such predatory behavior went completely uninvestigated let alone punished. So it's no wonder then that so many people looked at the ?status quo? candidacy of Hillary Clinton and said No thanks. Many families cannot afford more years of status quo predation by the unchecked rapaciousness of US cartels -- er, corporations -- and their government protectors. Look, we all knew that the faux recovery seen over the past seven years had to end sometime, sooner or later. A ?recovery?, mind you, that never actually happened except in the fantasy press releases of the government's statistical fabricators, lovingly reproduced by unquestioning ?journalists? working for corporate entities harboring deep conflicts of interest. But the ?little people? (hereby defined as those occupying the bottom 95% of the socioeconomic ladder) have long known they've been getting screwed. Sadly, it's just getting worse.