EpiPen Maker, FDA Will Sit In Hotseat Wednesday

Lawmakers Want Answers For Pricey Epipens. 

GREENSBORO, N.C. - In the United States two EpiPens sell for about $600 bucks. But in Canada it's $131. $119 in the UK and only $85 in France. You're probably thinking it's because those countries have socialized medicine. Maybe, but some lawmakers think it's because those countries have alternatives to EpiPens. Why do they have alternatives and we don't? Some lawmakers say it's due to FDA red tape.  Five senators, republicans and democrats, sent this letter demanding answers from the FDA. And North Carolina's own Representative Mark Walker has questions about the FDA.

"Government comes in and puts in so many regulations that new companies and new organizations are not able to get their product on the market to be able to increase supply and demand and reduce the prices for all," he said.

Wednesday there's a  Congressional Hearing about these FDA rules. Mark Walker will be there.  2 Wants To Know will be watching to see how your health and your wallet are being impacted. To see the highlights, follow 2 Wants To Know's Ben Briscoe on Facebook:
 

 

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