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Is the Maker of EpiPen Trying to Dodge Liability for the Recent Price Hike?

When you have severe allergies, the world can be a dangerous place. Bee stings, eating certain foods, or even exposure to peanut products can cause some people to go into anaphylaxis. And if these people don’t get immediate treatment, they could die. This is why the EpiPen was created. It delivers a quick and precise dose of the drug epinephrine to patients suffering a severe allergic reaction. This emergency tool saves lives, so why has it gone from $100 per pack to over $600? Rising Prices and Hot Tempers The drug company Mylan bought the rights to produce the EpiPen in 2007, and ever since then the price has steadily climbed. This year, the list price of the pen reached six times what the product was retailing for before Mylan purchased it. The price hike has its customers fuming. Adults and children alike rely on this potentially lifesaving product to…
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