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Is EpiPen Price Gouging Going to Lead to Lawsuits?

There is much outrage over the increase in EpiPen pricing from the internet as well as from the patients that need the life-saving medication. The EpiPen device is used to stop life-threatening allergic reactions to common allergens such as bee stings, peanuts or other types of foods. The auto-injector device is stored in a convenient, small container and is injected into the patient’s thigh to stop a severe allergic reaction, such as anaphylaxis. The EpiPen was less than $100 and was easily available to both families and schools with children who were susceptible to allergic reactions. However, Mylan Pharmaceutials Inc (MYL.O) acquired the auto-injector device in 2007 and hiked the price to more than $600 per EpiPen. This is why many parents, politicians and consumer groups are criticizing Mylan and accusing it of violating consumer protection laws. Mylan Pharmaceuticals is Facing Lawsuits, Subpoenas and More Now, a lawsuit was filed…
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