To the people in the comments that say they would start selling their own epipens on a free market.

Like the original author and so many others, you don’t seem to know what free market means. There would be no patents to protect the manufacturer of the pen from competition , no lengthy and expensive approval processes to get an alternative to consumers and effectively no ability for one single company to charge exorbitant prices — unless it provided truly added value and consumers were willing to pay for it. And concerning the r&d budgets necessary to make that pen… have you looked at one? It’s some plastic and a spring, not an iPhone.

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