November 22, 2016

Why the Price for Epipen Will Increase Even More

Woman injecting emergency medicine into her leg

People who have severe allergies are usually at risk of an anaphylaxis episode. This is a very severe allergic reaction that occurs when the person is exposed to an allergen. The most well-known symptom of anaphylaxis is constricted breathing due to swelling, which can be life-threatening if left unaddressed.
EpiPen is the widely-used method of delivering the medication needed to treat the severe symptoms of this allergic reaction. The small contraption is a vital instrument that administers a small dose of epinephrine, which allows the body to stimulate muscles in the heart, throat and chest to re-activate breathing mechanisms in the body.
However this lifesaving medication has become outrageously expensive due to Mylan (the company that sells EpiPen) developing a monopoly in the market. Mylan obtained the official right to market and sell this product in 2007, and since then, the company has been known to outrageously hike up the EpiPen prices. Competitors have been unable to create an injection system as reliable as the EpiPen. A pair of EpiPens which cost around $100 in 2007 has been subsequently increased to around $600 over 17 price increases in the past few years [1].
Mylan settled a lawsuit in 2012 by agreeing to let another pharmaceutical company introduce a generic version of the EpiPen. This provided some hope for consumers because a cheaper option in the market would have given them a viable alternative and ideally drive down the price of Mylan’s EpiPen. However, the generic version, which was introduced by Teva Pharmaceuticals, was “unexpectedly rejected by the Food and Drug Administration” [2]. This caused an outrage in consumers because Mylan had been increasing its drug prices to make their final profits before the introduction of a generic. Additionally, Sanofi’s Auvi-Q, another generic alternative, had also “been pulled from the market last year because of dosing problems” [2].
So, instead of Mylan making their final profits before the introduction of two generics; they made outrageous profits and ended up with a monopoly over the market. Moving forward Mylan now has the ability to keep increasing EpiPen prices for at least another year.
Since Mylan continues to hold the monopoly on EpiPens, patients seek alternative methods of purchasing the injector. Some turn to Canada to purchase EpiPen, where the prices are drastically more affordable. International certification boards like the Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA) and PharmacyChecker.com are excellent sources one can use to ensure that they are ordering from trustworthy pharmacies online. On average, the price for an EpiPen ranges from $100 – $400 from a trustworthy Canadian online pharmacy.

[1] Mylan agrees to give EpiPen Documents to Congress. Wattles, Jackie. CNN Money. Retrieved From: http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/12/news/companies/epipen-mylan-house-committee/

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January 6, 2010

7 Health Benefits of Vitamin C


Vitamin C is one of the most beneficial nutrients that can be found or easily added into your regular diet, as food s like cantaloupe, broccoli, red peppers and oranges are all extremely rich in vitamin C. The average person should consume 70 milligrams of vitamin C per day, which can easily be provided through foods rich in vitamin C, as well as vitamin C supplements.

How Vitamin C Can Help You:

1. Vitamin C is an effective natural treatment to the common cold. Cold symptoms may be lessened due to its effects as an antihistamine.

2. Vitamin C keeps gums healthy. It’s possible that vitamin C is most famous for its prevention of scurvy (blackened and swollen gums), which the European immigrants learned not long after reaching America.

3. Vitamin C helps wounds to heal. Because vitamin C is contributes to collagen production, it is directly linked to the healing process of all scratches, bumps and bruises.

4. Vitamin C has positive effects on allergy and asthma patients. As a natural antihistamine, vitamin C has been observed to combat allergy and asthma symptoms.

5. Vitamin C prevents cataracts. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which will counteract the harmful radicals resulting from sunlight, when in the lens of the eye, preventing cataracts and blindness in old age.

6. Vitamin C prevents skin aging. By increasing vitamin C intake, skin is less likely to become dry and wrinkled, and often has better skin aging appearances.

7. Vitamin C may be a cure to premature aging. A recent study in Canada showed that mice with accelerated aging disease reversed and stopped symptoms once their vitamin C intake was increased. Though no study has been conducted in people with any age disorders, these findings demonstrate that vitamin C is an essential nutrient for people to include in their diet, especially because humans do not produce their own vitamin C, as mice do.

Vitamin C is an extremely beneficial nutrient, and if you experience weakness, lassitude, swollen gums or nosebleeds, it is possible that you have a vitamin C deficiency. That being said, too much vitamin C can be harmful to your body and may cause kidney stones or diarrhea. So eat your oranges, but keep them in moderation.

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CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

March 11, 2009

Many People Falsely Believe They Have Drug Allergies

Filed under: allergies,allergy,false,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 9:58 am

Every time we go to the hospital, fill out any health forms, or speak with a new doctor, we are always asked whether we are allergic to any medications. However, according to doctors, it is often answered incorrectly when the patient believes that they are allergic to the medication, when in fact it is safe for them.

The director of allergy and immunology training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, David Khan, says that it is very common for people to believe that they have medication allergies when they actually do not. He also says that it poses a problem since people often falsely believe that they have allergies to the most common drugs such as aspirin or penicillin. These common drugs are typically the most affordable and most suited for treating their illnesses.

In February, the Annals of Emergency Medicine, published a study that found that 90% of its participants who had previously thought that they were allergic to penicillin actually had no complications with the medication.

For many years now, allergists claim that they see a large portion of people who falsely believe that they have medication allergies.

Some Reasons For People to Falsely Believe that they Have Drug Allergies Are:

  • Confusing side effects with allergic reactions; (Some negative side effects may seem like an allergic reaction).
  • Trusting your mother;(People having reactions as children which are often related to an illness and not a medication).
  • Trusting your doctor;(People who phone their doctor and claim they are having an allergic reaction are typically told to stop taking the drug, but afterwards, the cause of the allergic reaction is typically not investigated further).

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CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.