This is ridiculous – these cost $100 in 2004, and now can run up to $900. Their claim that the price reflects ‘improvements in the product’ is a plain lie, seeing as how it’s the same epinephrine, and a simple auto-injector.
The interviewed doctors claiming that people would require “extensive medical education” in order to self-administer syringes is just bullshit.
People self-administer insulin all the time, and don’t die.
It’s telling, though, how viable competitors for similar products didn’t get approval from the FDA.
The prices of Epipen auto-injectors have soared, so many are turning to manual syringes as a cheaper alternative, but the practice may not be the safest option.