How much? Scorpion anti-venom can cost thousands

We all know scorpion stings can hurt, and treating them can also be painful on your wallet.

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So if you get stung, how much would the anti-venom run you?

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Anascorp , a serum used to treat scorpion stings, can cost about $12,000 per dose. Some patients may need multiple doses, forcing the total costs to reach about $50,000.

The same serum is available across the border for about $100. Prices are marked up locally to compensate for the costs of covering the uninsured.

 

To view a link of a list of hospitals that carry the anti-venom click here .

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