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Letter to the editor

Letter: EpiPen price gouging

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I suffer from a severe bee allergy, so I carry a EpiPen at all times.

Last year, I was in between jobs, and the cost of my EpiPen rose from $300 to $600. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to afford the drug that could potentially save my life. Worrying about whether they can afford a life-saving drug is something no patient should have to experience.

The company that raised the price of the EpiPen was able to do so relatively easily. Thankfully there is now a generic version of the EpiPen, which is much cheaper, but imagine if there was no alternative. What would people who can't afford this drug do?

Making prescription drugs affordable is a bipartisan issue. As our leaders in Congress, I hope Senators Gardner and Bennet can work together to help lower the prices of life-saving drugs. Coloradoans needs their leadership.

Basil Stetson,

Lakewood

 

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