grey ugg boots uk Cost of EpiPens are up nationwide
CHICOPEE, Mass. In 2008, the cost was less than $100.
People with allergies could use several EpiPens throughout the year, storing them at their homes, schools, and other areas they stay.
EpiPens reverse the effects of severe allergic reactions like bee stings or food allergies. They do this by deliver a dose of the drug epipiniphrine, or adrenaline for the body.
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The medicine works right away and can wear off in 30 45 minutes. If you have to use EpiPen,
you should call 911 rescue medicine to give you time to be treated by professionals.
David Robertson, an allergist in Westfield, told 22News what caused the sudden jump in price, saying, “With less competition, it seems that the price has gone up, which is really unfortunate because it a life saving medication and insurance coverage hasn necessarily increased correspondingly.”
Robertson said there a savings card being offered to patients that would allow them to avoid paying a co pay on the device. This would save them roughly $100.
Robertson also said it important to remember that EpiPens have an expiration date and have to be replaced each year.