Emergency Use Epipens May Cost You and Arm and a Leg in 2016-2017
According to consumer price indexes and USA Today, the price of an epipen has risen from a little over $200 in 2013 to over $600 in 2016! Many people including hunters, fishermen and outdoor enthusiests use epipens in life threatening situations where they are exposed to food allergies or stung by a bee. The shot gives them a boost of adrenaline to fight off the toxins in their body. Most people with severe allergies that cause an anaphylactic reaction carry an epipen at all times in case of an allergic reaction. The pens do expire, which with this giant price increase, makes these pens hardly affordable for the normal citizen.
Read more about the price increase in the USA Today article here