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GRASSLEY CONTINUES PRESSURE ON EPI-PEN MAKER

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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.