The price of an EpiPen, which contains medication that reverses the effects of an allergic reaction, has dramatically increased.
EpiPens save lives when severe allergic reactions occur, but the rising cost are leaving families broke, while others are opting to risk suffering an attack by not buying them.
The same exact EpiPen that used to cost about 100 dollars in 2008, now costs over 500 dollars at local pharmacies.
The devices automatically inject epinephrine, or synthetic adrenaline, to adjust blood pressure, reduce wheezing, improve breathing, increase the heart rate, and minimize swelling or any hives that may result from an allergic reaction.
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