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The EpiPen, a Case Study in Health Care System Dysfunction

by Aaron E. Caroll, New York Times


EpiPens are a perfect example of a health care nightmare. They’re also just a typical example of the dysfunction of the American health care system. Epinephrine isn’t an elective medication. It doesn’t last, so people need to purchase the drug repeatedly. There’s little competition, but there are huge hurdles to enter the market, so a company can raise the price again and again with little pushback. Read More ›