(CNBC) A two-pack of EpiPens, the lifesaving anti-allergic reaction device, can cost $600 or more for some customers, but the device reportedly costs just several dollars to actually make.
EpiPen's big price tag — which has grown dramatically in recent years — is currently drawing the ire of consumers and politicians who are outraged at what they see as gouging by EpiPen's owner, Mylan.
People with allergies and the parents of allergic kids are urged to have multiple packs of EpiPens at home, their school or office, and in cars. They say their household budgets are being stretched by what they have to pay out of pocket for them, and that the price isn't justified.
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They may have a point.