EpiPens are prescription-only devices that deliver a rapid shot of epinephrine, a medication used to counteract severe allergic reactions. Parents around the country who are restocking their supply of the devices noticed a significant price increase, spurring recent headlines. Santhosh Kumar, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, recently answered questions about EpiPens for VCU News.