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 time,” said Dr. Jonathan...