“Ohio Senator Rob Portman is calling out a drug company after they raised their prices 600 percent on an overdose reversing drug.
The drug is called Evzio and it will now cost $4,000. It’s a Naloxone product similar to Narcan but Evzio gives the user verbal instructions on how to use it.
Portman chaired a sub-committee investigating the opioid crisis and in the committee’s report, Portman estimated the state lost $142 million in taxpayer money because of the company raising their prices.
“It costs pennies to make this, it costs them a few bucks to make it and they’re charging $4,000,” said Hamilton County Heroin Coalition member and Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan.
Synan, who is a major player in fighting the opioid epidemic in Hamilton County, says Evzio is the only life-saving product that has jumped in price and the Virginia-based drug company that sells it is manipulating the system.”
Source: Fox19.com – November 21, 2018