As EpiPen prices skyrocket, consumers and EMTs turn to syringes

From Becker’s:

As the costs of EpiPens and other auto injectors soar, many EMTs and some consumers resort to traditional syringes as a cheaper alternative, according to PBS Newshour reports.

The decision to use syringes is concerning for some physicians and patient advocates who warn that it is much more complicated to obtain the correct dosage.

Canonsburg, Pa.-based Mylan, which manufactures the EpiPen, raised the price of the instrument roughly 400 percent since 2004, according to a Bloomberg report. In 2004, a pack of two EpiPens cost about $100 in today’s dollars; today, the same pack would be about $600.

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