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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
Sep 29th, 2016
Susan F. from New York, NY writes:
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Pharmacutical companies should not be allowed to gouge the public by overcharging for drugs. All drugs should be affordable.
Sep 29th, 2016
Someone from Rosemead, CA signed.
Sep 29th, 2016
Carolyne C. from Wayne, NJ signed.
Sep 29th, 2016
Someone from Hoboken, NJ writes:
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Everyone should be able to afford this basic life saving device at a reasonable price!
Sep 29th, 2016
Someone from Orangevale, CA writes:
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Thanks to ObamaScare not only am I dismayed by these companies gouging us, expect your heath care premiums to increase as much as 60%. I should also mention both the wife and myself just recently found out our primary care physicians retired. One was 55 years old and my doctor was only 46. They were tired of being over regulated, over worked and underpaid.
Sep 29th, 2016
Patrick C. from Bloomington, IL writes:
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It is an outrage Mylan Pharmaceuticals are holding families hostage by charging $600 for their epipen. If you have any soul left whatsoever, you must act to help famalies.
Sep 29th, 2016
Someone from Woodstock, VA writes:
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There is no reasonable nor reasoned explanation that would justify the price hiking of a necessary medication for millions. Men, women, and children will die for line someone's pocket - someone who doesn't need nor deserve such a raise. Why shouldn't such medications that have been around for 20+ years not be limited to a certain price point? Salk gave his polio vaccine for free because it was beneficial for all humanity, and Mylan is gauging American families for a similarly beneficial drug because they get more money. Stop price gouging of the epipen and insulin and other life-saving medications by setting a price standard for medications.
Sep 29th, 2016
Sarah A. from Bowling Green, KY signed.
Sep 29th, 2016
Someone from Virginia Beach, VA signed.
Sep 29th, 2016
Someone from Bolingbrook, IL writes:
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I am just a mom, begging for my child to have a chance in his anaphylaxis battle with peanuts. I didn't get an 18 million dollar raise, paying these prices is not realistic. Please, do something!
Sep 28th, 2016
Someone from Mcdonough, GA writes:
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Please make this available for those who need this life saving drug that can't pay these lnflated ridiculous prices.
Sep 28th, 2016
Someone from Mcdonough, GA writes:
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Please make this available for those who need this life saving drug that can't pay these lnflated ridiculous prices.
Sep 28th, 2016
Someone from Cashiers, NC writes:
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I know of a little girl that is highly allergic to peanuts....she needs the epipen! Don't be selfish, please make this affordable.
Sep 28th, 2016
Someone from Oak Lawn, IL signed.
Sep 28th, 2016
Charles N. from Wilmington, NC signed.
Sep 28th, 2016
Someone from Boynton Beach, FL writes:
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We need health care reform!
Sep 28th, 2016
Someone from Wanaque, NJ signed.
Sep 28th, 2016
Someone from edwardsville, IL writes:
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Please support
Sep 26th, 2016
Someone from Parkville, MD signed.
Sep 26th, 2016
Someone from Palmdale, CA writes:
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Can't believe inflation is to blame everyone blames inflation but are they not the ones cause the rise in inflation I think companies should stop raising the prices it doesn't cost more to make something to then it did ten years ago just rent and purchasing but they want to raise the amount of payment to upper class management and tell us it cost she said she made over millions of dollars sorry they should be ashamed of themselves
Sep 26th, 2016
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Sep 26th, 2016
Someone from Fairfax, CA writes:
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"AFFORDABLE" CARE ACT? MY ASS.
Sep 26th, 2016
Someone from Denver, CO writes:
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A criminal shakedown. My suggestion is that the CEO of Mylan be required to pay for every breath she takes on the same inflationary basis as her company prices its $10 (cost) product. She might find there are things more important than money.
Sep 26th, 2016
Someone from Pleasanton, CA writes:
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Why does anyone need $19M to survive? This seems to be the magic number (Wells Fargo CEO at $19M). The rest of us need to survive on a fraction of this. Having a monopoly on a drug that costs a few dollars to produce with a net profit of over $600/Epipen does not take a lot of research and thought. Screwing the "Make America Great Again" people is not worth $19M/year. Even I could have come up that idea if greed was my only driver.
Sep 26th, 2016
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Sep 25th, 2016
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Sep 25th, 2016
Someone from Portland, OR writes:
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People shouldn't have to pay this much for life-saving medication. Nor should our taxes or insurance premiums go up because of price hikes, even if they don't have to pay for it out-of-pocket. Corporations need to be held accountable for social responsibility just like any citizen would be.
Sep 25th, 2016
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