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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.
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Jul 21st, 2016
Someone from Encinitas, CA writes:
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Please weigh the cost of production to what is charged for the medication, and the cost of production to the cost of emergency care needed without the medication.
Jul 21st, 2016
Someone from Gilbert, AZ signed.
Jul 21st, 2016
Someone from Trumbull, CT writes:
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Just this week I was in line behind a man who left the pharmacy without his EpiPen prescription because he couldn't afford it. It was horribly sad. He was refiling his prescription because when he filled his last EpiPen Rx, he discovered they were only for 9 months, so he already had to renew. Disgusting.
Jul 21st, 2016
Someone from South Elgin, IL signed.
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Jul 21st, 2016
Someone from Evanston, IL writes:
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My son has deadly peanut and treenut allergies. We depend on epi pens to keep him alive long enough to get to the hospital when he has an anaphylactic reaction. The prices of this very simple medication have skyrocketed unreasonably. The cost of the medication itself is less than a dollar, if I remember correctly. The cost of 2 epi pens? $500 - $800 depending on where you are buying them. When health insurance will not cover these costs, many families cannot afford this very simple and life saving medication. This is absolutely outrageous. It is price gouging and it is unconscionable. Someone needs to do something about this. This situation is putting the lives of millions of children (and adults) at risk - people who cannot afford to spend potentially $800 every time their epi pens expire or are used and need to be replaced.
Jul 21st, 2016
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Jul 21st, 2016
Someone from Langhorne, PA writes:
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It is horrible that this is a life saving medication for people & this company is putting a price tag on a persons life. Have this drug handy or you could die...smh
Jul 21st, 2016
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