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EpiPens needed by those with severe food allergies are getting expensive

EpiPens needed by those with severe food allergies are getting expensive

Some families gearing up for the start of school have noticed that one important item for kids with severe food allergies has gotten a lot more expensive.

With some retailers now charging more than $700 for a set of EpiPens, allergists say they’ve heard from some concerned parents. The marker-sized injectors are filled with epinephrine to stop an anaphylactic reaction.

That’s several hundred dollars more than what EpiPen sets cost a few years ago, doctors said. Patients pay differing amounts depending on their out-of-pocket insurance requirements. Maryland’s Medicaid program covers the drug, state health officials said.

“People use them all the...

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