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Capitol Health Call
October 11, 2016

Significant Increases in EpiPen Price

JAMA. 2016;316(14):1439. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.14178

Mylan, the Pennsylvania company that makes the EpiPen, which is used to deliver epinephrine by injection to people with anaphylactic reactions, has recently come under scrutiny for significantly increasing the price of the life-saving product. Because many of those who use the EpiPen are children with severe allergies, the spiraling price—it has grown from $100 in 2009 to $600 today for a 2-pack of autoinjectors—has also caught the attention of Congress.

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