Transcript for Outrage Over Skyrocketing Cost of Life-Saving EpiPens
Next tonight here the growing outrage over the skyrocketing price of a lifesaving tool so many families have to buying this country and tonight word of the CEOs. Pay rates. Here's ABC's Adrienne bankers. It can happen in an instant every six it's life threatening food allergies and somewhere to the house. A life in danger after an allergic reaction and tonight growing outrage over the skyrocketing cost of epi pens prices jumping from about 100 dollars in 2009 to more than 600 dollars today. During that same time the drug makers CEOs total compensation rose to from five million dollars to nineteen million. Isn't that light art that. Pilot had to use the and and it be in the outs she may not be sitting next in the right now the maker of that begins my Elaine now being questioned on Capitol Hill. ABC news learning house oversight committee is now in direct contact with the drugmaker. And my ailing could be called before lawmakers in the coming weeks to defend their price site. David in a statement the drugmaker blaming the changing health care landscape citing higher deductibles for the added burden on patients. Still some families having to choose between paying their mortgage and buying lifesaving medication. David we'll stay on this Adrian thank you.
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