Four Erie County lawmakers have penned a resolution asking for the New York Attorney General to investigate what they call the "clear price gouging" of the EpiPen.
The resolution, submitted by Patrick Burke, Barbara Miller-Williams, Betty Jean Grant and Peter Savage III, says a family "should not have to choose between making their home payment and the prescription that is so desperately needed in an emergency situation where action must be taken at a moment's notice and without delay."
According to the resolution, EpiPen prices have risen from $57 a shot in 2007 to $600 for a two-pack this year.
One clause of the resolution specifically addresses that Mylan, the company behind the EpiPen, has the right as a business to make a profit, but adds "there comes a time when the incentive to be greedy overruns a company and they engage in a zero sum situation with consumers who rely on their product."
If passed by the Erie County Legislature, the resolution would be sent to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. A vote is expected at a meeting on Thursday, September 1st.
The full resolution can be seen below.
|Live video, the latest news and no surveys - download the WKBW app|
|News, forecast and Bills newsletters delivered to your e-mail inbox|