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Epipen Epidemic


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Each year, there are around 1,500 hundred deaths caused by anaphylaxis, totaling 4 per day. The only treatment for these allergic reactions are EpiPens. EpiPen Auto-Injectors are used for people with life-threatening allergic reactions. These can be allergies to food like peanuts or seafood, or to nature like bee stings. The EpiPen is a self-injectable device that contain epinephrine, the treatment for these life-threatening allergic reactions. The Epipen is sold in a two pack because a second dose of epinephrine might be needed during a life-threatening allergic reaction.

These devices have recently entered the news because of Heather Bresch, the CEO of Mylan who are the makers of epipen. She is being blamed for raising the prices for the average patient.

In 2009, an EpiPen two pack was $100. Today the price of the same two pack is $600. Heather Bresch is making a profit of $100 per every two pack sold. In 2015, she received $18.9 million from Epipens being sold.

 

 

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Patients are now turning towards other methods of treatment because of the sky rocketing Epipen prices. Adrenaclick is the same epinephrine injection but half the price. Depending on insurance, patients are able to purchase adrenaclick for around $100-300.

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