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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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Sep 22nd, 2016
Someone from Trumbull, CT signed.
Sep 22nd, 2016
Someone from Hampshire, IL writes:
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Boycott! Hit them where it hurts. Mylan Drug Company does not have a soul.
Sep 22nd, 2016
Someone from Mooresville, NC signed.
Sep 22nd, 2016
Someone from Athens, OH writes:
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This is to save the lives of those who cannot help their condition! Including children! The common sense here would be to clearly make this medicine free, if not 100% affordable to everybody!
Sep 22nd, 2016
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Sep 21st, 2016
Someone from Hesperia, MI signed.
Sep 21st, 2016
Someone from Graham, NC writes:
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Almost half of the margins in 2015 came from epipen sales. Mylan and Bresch need to face consequences. I use 1-2 a year...it has become absurd with the price and profits. it is a challenge to need a life saving drug when your heart rate drops to 20bpm and insurance barely covers getting any of them in a year now. No one has mentioned that they expire less than 12 mos from when you actually get them from a pharmacy. 600 dollars and expires in May 2017 for the pack i just picked up 2 weeks ago. USDA needs to allow alternates...this is not a new drug 50 yrs , no reason we are at the mercy of Mylan.
Sep 21st, 2016
Someone from Hawthorne, NY signed.
Sep 21st, 2016
Someone from Centerville, UT signed.
Sep 21st, 2016
Someone from Simi Valley, CA writes:
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Please help lower the cost doe epipens!!! The current price is outrageous. Mylan executives are extremely greedy. This has to stop! What kind of company chooses to make themselves richer over actually helping kids and adults get the medicine they need for allergic reactions?
Sep 21st, 2016
Someone from Louisburg, NC signed.
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Someone from Decatur, GA signed.
Sep 21st, 2016
Someone from Shingle Springs, CA signed.
Sep 21st, 2016
Someone from Farmington, MI writes:
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It's disgusting that the CEO would raise the price to this level and give herself a huge pay increase in the process!!
Sep 21st, 2016
Someone from Ladera Ranch, CA writes:
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We need to stop this to show we are human and responsible citizen for kids.
Sep 21st, 2016
Someone from Hampton, VA writes:
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Unless there is a justified reason for the exorbitant increases, which I cannot fathom existing in any sane universe, I favor a lawsuit stripping every single executive at Mylan of all pay increases from this day forward and putting them into a pool which will be used to replenish medicare, Medicaid, and social security.
Sep 21st, 2016
Someone from Oklahoma City, OK signed.
Sep 21st, 2016
Someone from Frisco, TX writes:
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55% profit margin?
Sep 21st, 2016
Someone from Tulsa, OK writes:
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I went yesterday to pick my 5 year old son Epipen prescription. At the pharmacy, I was told that the price was $760. This is SO OUTRAGEOUS!! The government gives money to pharmaceutical companies for R&D and then they "legally" rob people with prices that don't even make sense. I guess IS BETTER GREED ($300 millions for the executives) THAN SAVING LIVES. CONGRESS, PLEASE PUT THIS PEOPLE IN PRISON!
Sep 21st, 2016
Someone from Union Grove, WI signed.
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Sep 21st, 2016
Someone from Northville, MI writes:
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We always carry epipen for my son.
Sep 21st, 2016
Someone from Fond Du Lac, WI signed.
Sep 21st, 2016
Someone from Van Nuys, CA signed.
Sep 21st, 2016
Someone from Barnegat, NJ writes:
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The CEO claims they are only making $50 from the $600 cost. I would like to see a truthful breakdown of why it cost so much to manufacture.
Sep 21st, 2016
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