Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins uses the example of epi-pens to make a point about the monopolization of Big Pharma in this country. Epi-pens are a life-saving auto-injection device used by millions of people to treat anaphylactic shock and allergic reactions. Cousins informs us that the price of epi-pens has increased by 45 percent in the last 10 years.
But EMT’s in cities are not buying them due to their high price. Instead they are relying on an old method which involves using epinepherine and a syringe.