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August 24, 2016

EpiPen Maker Also Hiked Prices on a Slew of Other Medications – NBC News

Filed under: Economics, Greed, Harm, Health, News, Questions — Scottie @ 16:06

This year alone, Mylan has sharply raised prices by more than 20 percent on 24 products, and by more than 100 percent on seven products.

Source: EpiPen Maker Also Hiked Prices on a Slew of Other Medications – NBC News

People keep talking about the high cost of health care.   Well this is one of the reasons health care costs are soaring out of reach for many people, raising the price of insurance , and causing states to cut back on care for the poor.   There is no need for this much greed.  When the cost to produce a drug doesn’t increase or does so at a minor amount then raising the price of the drug to these amounts is simply greed.   There is too much profit in healthcare.   Health care should not be a for profit industry.   The fact is Epipens are life saving medication for many people.  I have to have them.  I am deadly allergic to some foods, and I can not always make sure I don’t get them when we go out to eat.   Once I was looking at some spanish rice and I was told it had no seafood in it.   I took some.  However it did.  It had shrimp in it.   I when into anaphylactic shock, my air way closed off, my mouth blistered and my lips swelled up.  I did not have my Epipen with me.  Lucky for me the hospital was just down the street and Ron rushed me to the E.R.     So I think the idea of making a much needed drug cost so much that people can’t afford it will cost lives, and lives shouldn’t be traded for profit.   Hugs

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