How a $274 Drug Becomes a $608 Drug at the Pharmacy Counter

Millions of Americans - many of them children - rely on immediate access to epinephrine in the event of accidental exposure to certain allergens. Epinephrine is literally a life-saving drug. Yet the cost for this medication in its instant injection delivery mechanism is so expensive it's out of the reach of many of those who need it most. In 2016 Mylan CEO Heather Bresch explained how EpiPen starts with a net price of $274 and ends up costing patients more than $600 at the pharmacy counter.