EpiPen shortage remains, FDA blaming 'manufacturer delay'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It's a life-saving medicine millions need, if they have an allergic reaction.

But, there's still a shortage of epi-pens and prices are skyrocketing.

The shortage is the same one the FDA announced in early May. The company that makes the EpiPen, Pfizer said the supplies may vary from pharmacy to pharmacy.

The company said it's working to meet the global need during this tight supply situation.

Parents trying to fill a prescription before their child starts school may not be able to find the EpiPen, easy or cheap.

You will have to keep an eye out and it could take some time before you are able to find a dosage.

Right now, the company Mylan has a hotline to help people who are searching.

You may remember the price of EpiPens skyrocketed and led to the shortage.

We are told the medicine inside an EpiPen only costs about $1 and many patients pay hundreds for a twin-pack. Many need multiple sets.

The shortage stretches as far as Canada.

The FDA is blaming manufacturer delay.

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