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8 Top Health Scandal Headlines of 2016


2. The EpiPen Episode

Speaking of raising the cost of life-saving medications, the EpiPen—an injection that saves the lives of people needing emergency treatment for an allergic reaction—ballooned in price right before kids were ready to go back to school this past fall.

Health.com notes the price of the Pen increased more than 600-percent since 2008, while the CEO of the manufacturer (Mylan) also increased dramatically (coincidence?). The price hike prompted some families to create their own DIY EpiPen, but the manufacturer has since eased up on costs of the real deal.

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