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[–] jeegte12 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

because too many people with too much power will lose too much money.

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[–] profanion 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The thing is, they will probably not be happier with all the money they have.

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[–] dabork 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

#There'sNothingWrongWithCapitalismInItsCurrentForm

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[–] SecularPenguinist 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I don't understand why it needs to be an auto injector.
Can't you just carry a pre-loaded syringe?

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[–] ReadVotePostRepeat 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

Because if you're having an episode it might be harder to use a syringe vs jabbing an auto injector anywhere into your leg

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[–] ReadVotePostRepeat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

But on that same note, why can't they make a reusable auto-injector that you just sterilize in between uses?

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[–] heygeorge 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Once a needle has been used, the tip becomes rather deformed. Obv. in a life saving situation, it's of little concern, but it's certainly a factor.

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[–] 8Hz_WAN_IP 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Who is the they? For a device that used to cost $50 it wasn't really worth it, the only reason why it costs $300+ now is a pure money grab so the makers have no interest in saving the end user money.

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[–] Tancred 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Certainly possible, but the user would need to keep the exchange procedure sterile, pull the right amount of epinephrine into the auto-injector and push the air out of the needle.

I bet most people wouldn't trust themselves to do that and would rather buy the one-use auto-injector.

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[–] RightHandOfTheGoat 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Video of how to make it and how it works seems pretty simple and safe, so long as you make sure to remove any air bubbles from the syringe.

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[–] Hey_Sunshine 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Epipencil is awesome

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[–] Norm85 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Trials of the Epicrayon did not go so well.

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[–] DependasaurusRex 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Small amounts of air will not harm you like it does in the movies. It takes quite a bit to become an issue.

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[–] cmor88 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I realize the author of this article are cautioning the DIY version mostly for legal reasons. I'd be willing to give the DIY pen a try over giving money to a bunch of crooked fucks.

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[–] DeltaBravoTango 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

I wouldn't recommend it unless you are already good with syringes. If it's for yourself, I would still be cautious because it would be difficult to do mid-reaction. There are other auto-injectors on the market, you just have to ask your doctor for epi-pen alternatives.

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[–] canbot 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

If there were alternatives there wouldn't be a controversy. The same company that jacked up the price later released the same product under a different name for a slightly less jacked up price, but only after all of the backlash.

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[–] DeltaBravoTango 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

There are at least two alternatives: the adrenaclick and the auvi-q. The problem is that doctors and patients both pick the epipen by default. It's almost a genericized trademark at this point. It certainly doesn't excuse Mylan's behavior.

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[–] PM_ME_UR_NOODZ 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Can this be used recreationally?

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[–] SocratesOP 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm of the opinion that anything can be used recreationally given the right clientele. However, all you'd really feel from this is a rush in your heart and then probably get really anxious. Definitely not good for you to keep doing this, pretty sure it can permanently damage your lungs and heart if you abuse.

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[–] drakesdoom 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

There is a whole class of people that chase that, they are called adrenaline junkies. However they would probably consider this weak.

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[–] Boboshaqueenis 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Why is there no mention of the stability of epinephrine compounded without aseptic technique by an untrained person in the nonsterile environment of your bedroom? I wonder how long it takes for a bacteria or fungi to grow in the preservative-free epinehrine solution.

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[–] PM_ME_UR_NOODZ 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

I wonder how much cheaper it would be to inject yourself with a tube full of bacteria-laden epinephrine and pick up some penicillin later instead of buying the epipen made by big pharma

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[–] hiyageorgie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Sound logic.

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[–] aria_taint 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This proves that greed is out of control in the pharmaceutical industry. This is a great hack.

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[–] Tancred 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Greed is everywhere. This is not different from the copyright industry.

Patents and copyrights.

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