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More Choices Available for Epinephrine Auto-injectors

For those with food allergies, 2017 started with more competition entering the market for Epinephrine auto-injectors. The branded Epipen increased cost to $600-700 per two-pack in 2016, which was an increase of 400-500% from 2008. This was distressing for many of my families that needed multiple two-packs of Epinephrine auto-injectors for school, home, grandparents and aftercare.  Mylan, […]

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For those with food allergies, 2017 started with more competition entering the market for Epinephrine auto-injectors.

The branded Epipen increased cost to $600-700 per two-pack in 2016, which was an increase of 400-500% from 2008.

This was distressing for many of my families that needed multiple two-packs of Epinephrine auto-injectors for school, home, grandparents and aftercare.  Mylan, the company that makes Epipen introduced a generic version December 2016 at half the cost of the branded Epinephrine auto-injectors.

Epipen and a generic epinephrine auto injector both  have coupons available.
In January 2017, CVS announced that it had partnered with Impax to sell a generic epinephrine auto-injector for $109.99 per two-pack.
In February 2017, we welcomed back AUVI-Q, the talking epinephrine auto-injector.  It is available with zero copay to patients with commercial insurance and is directly shipped to the patient’s house.

The physician needs to fill out a form available on the AUVI-Q website with prescription information, insurance information and patient demographics then it is faxed to the company. If you don’t have commercial or government insurance, the website has information regarding their assistance program.
So as you can see there are many more choices available and hopefully the competition will decrease cost.

Midwest Allergy
Grace Ryu, MD, is one of our caring and knowledgeable doctors at Midwest Allergy. Make an appointment online to speak with her about your allergy concerns.

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