An Epic Rise in the Cost of Epipens

August 31, 2016

EpiPens are life-saving injectors for those who suffer from allergic reactions to things like peanuts. Recently, the cost of the EpiPens came under scrutiny. Why? In the past three years, the cost of buying EpiPens jumped from $250 to more than $600! When asked why, the CEO said that she had to increase the price because she was “running a business.” A few days later, the company introduced a generic injector (or one that doesn’t have a brand name like “EpiPen” associated with it) that would cost $300.