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The EpiPen shortage could turn into a crisis as the back-to-school season unfolds, MarketWatch points out. Parents say it is increasingly difficult to find the allergy-reaction device. “We are concerned that the shortage has not gone away,” said Jen Madsen of the Food Allergy Research and Education advocacy group. “We were certainly hoping it would be fixed by now, and it’s not, which is unfortunate.” The device is made for Mylan (MYL) by Pfizer (PFE), which has ongoing manufacturing problems at a plant.

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