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Medical hackers create $30 DIY EpiPen in defiance of corporate greed

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 04, 2016 01:07 AM
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by Julie M. Rodriguez last modified Oct 02, 2016

This summer, news of price hikes affecting the EpiPen went viral. Since 2007, the cost of the drug has risen sharply from $57 a dose to $318 – an increase of 461 percent. This kind of price hike would be outrageous for any medication, but it’s particularly galling in the case of the EpiPen. The epinephrine autoinjectors are a lifesaving drug of last resort meant to halt anaphylactic allergic reactions long enough for people with severe allergies to seek emergency care. Now, a group of medical...





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