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EpiPen: Latest Pharma Fiasco

EpiPen Epinephrine

Story at-a-glance -

  • EpiPen sales brought in $1.2 billion in 2015, the culmination of a 461 percent price increase from 2007 to 2015
  • During that same period, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch enjoyed a 671 percent increase in total compensation, from just under $2.5 million in 2007 to nearly $19 million in 2015
  • The cost of epinephrine in an EpiPen is about $1 but the list price for a two-pack is over $600 in the U.S.

By Dr. Mercola

If you suffer from allergies to food, insect stings, medications or latex and are at risk of anaphylaxis, an EpiPen could save your life. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that may occur just minutes after exposure to an allergen.


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