Since being singled out by Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley last week, the company that makes EpiPens has been heavily criticized in the national media for its 400-percent price hike on the devices used in the emergency treatment of allergic reactions.
On Monday, Mylan announced it would offer a generic version of the auto-injector but Grassley isn’t convinced that’s sufficient.
OC……….”in writing”. ;20
The devices were sold in two-packs in 2009 for about $100, but now single EpiPens cost $500 or more.
The Pennsylvania-based Mylan is rolling out discounts to certain lower-income users, while the generic version would reportedly cost 300-dollars per pair.
OC………. “something reasonable” :15
Dozens of Iowans have contacted Grassley’s office in recent weeks to complain about the EpiPen price hike.