By Jason Poquette, BPharm, RPh
Drug manufacturer Mylan Labs has come under severe fire lately for the steep price increases for their prescription-only product known as the EpiPen®. The EpiPen®, a life-saving auto-injection of the drug epinephrine, is used by children and adults at risk of anaphylaxis from severe allergic reactions caused by things like insect stings or food allergies. The EpiPen® is intended to be carried in case of emergency by at-risk individuals. The full retail price for this medication has risen from about $100 in 2007 to over $600 today.