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EpiPen Price Hike Has Parents of Kids With Allergies Scrambling Ahead of School Year

Following a recall by Mylan's chief competitor last year, the company now enjoys a near monopoly

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    EpiPens see price spike.

    Doctors and patients say the pharmaceutical company Mylan has increased the prices for an EpiPen — the portable device that can stop a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction — from around $100 in 2008 to $500 or more today, NBC News reports.

    Following a recall by Mylan's chief competitor last year, the company now enjoys a near monopoly.

    EpiPens have a stated expiration date of one year, meaning there is an additional co-pay to refill them annually.

    In a statement, Mylan said that the prices have "changed over time to better reflect important product features and the value the product provides."

    Pig Escapes Slaughterhouse Fate, Sells Original Paintings

    [NATL] Pig Escapes Slaughterhouse Fate, Sells Original Paintings

    A pig who escaped slaughter is now living out her life in a South African sanctuary and painting original works that have sold for up to $2,000.

    "She was really small when I rescued her," said Joanne Lefson, who manages the South African Farm Sanctuary, a haven for rescued farm animals where the pig now lives. "She's very smart and intelligent so I placed a few balls and some paintbrushes and things in her pen, and it wasn't long before I discovered that she really liked the bristles and the paintbrush...She just really took a knack for it."

    Funds from the art sales go towards the sanctuary.

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    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said "there's no reason an EpiPen, which costs Mylan just a few dollars to make, should cost families more than $600. The only explanation for Mylan raising the price by six times since 2009 is that the company values profits more than the lives of millions of Americans."