Tori Marsh - August 16, 2018
In the two years since a national controversy erupted over the price of EpiPen injectors, the market for epinephrine auto-injectors has changed dramatically, according to a GoodRx analysis of US prescription fill data.
Where two years ago, EpiPen, manufactured by Mylan pharmaceuticals, had nearly 90% of the market for the medication, today the EpiPen brand auto-injector accounts for just around 10% of fills. See More
Tori Marsh - May 04, 2018
One of the more popular drugs in the country, Epipen and generic epinephrine – used for the emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions – is experiencing a spot shortage, leaving some patients without their lifesaving drug.
Over the past month, shortages have been seen in both Canada and Australia, and they both turned to the United States in an attempt to curb their shortage. Unfortunately, this shortage has now spread to the United States. See More
Tori Marsh - January 05, 2018
For a large portion of Americans, a simple bee sting or a peanut can cause a fatal allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Fortunately, in most cases, these symptoms can be treated by a shot to the leg with an epinephrine auto-injector. Unfortunately, one of the most popular autoinjectors EpiPen costs around $630 and it’s generic version epinephrine costs around $320 for a pack of two autoinjectors, making them unaffordable for many people in need. See More
Roni Shye - September 28, 2017
Proper disposal of sharp medical objects—like syringes, needles, or lancets—is important to prevent injury. The improper disposal of needles or sharps is dangerous and can increase the risk for a needle stick injury, which can spread blood-borne diseases like HIV or various forms of hepatitis.
Many states have laws regarding sharp disposal, so it’s important to understand proper disposal practices. See More
Elizabeth Davis - August 28, 2017
Remember way back in 2016 when we were outraged by the rising cost of EpiPen? How kids and schools couldn’t afford a simple, life-saving treatment? How the company’s CEO was grilled by the government and reporters and they pledged to do something about it?
Well, so much for public outrage. The cost of EpiPen has gone up yet again—by as much as 25%. No, we’re not kidding.
The EpiPen outrage of 2016
It’s been almost exactly year since news broke that EpiPen prices had increased by over 400% since 2007. See More
Roni Shye - June 22, 2017
Watch out EpiPen there’s (another) new kid on the block. On June 15, 2017, Adamis Pharmaceuticals received FDA approval for Symjepi, their new epinephrine injection. Symjepi joins Adrenaclick, Auvi-Q, and others as an alternative to the expensive treatment for severe allergic reactions. Adamis also anticipates a low cost for the life-saving medication.
Tori Marsh - January 20, 2017
You might be tired of hearing about the EpiPen pricing controversy after the past couple of months. In 2016, it felt like the the life-saving epinephrine auto-injector would never be affordable, as even generic epinephrine was priced around $300.
Doug Hirsch - January 12, 2017
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the controversy regarding EpiPen pricing a few months back.
Why people got very upset about EpiPen prices:
EpiPen is a life-saving injector which provides immediate relief to severe allergic reactions. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work if you don’t have one handy, so parents often have to buy multiple pens to keep anywhere a child might be when they have a reaction. See More
Tori Marsh - December 22, 2016
After months of waiting, we finally have some good news for EpiPen users! On December 16th, Mylan announced that epinephrine, the generic for the expensive EpiPen auto-injector, will be available in pharmacies this week.
As you may have heard, over the past couple of months, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of EpiPen, has been criticized for increasing the price of the epinephrine auto-injector by 400% since 2007, to about $600. See More
Elizabeth Davis - October 05, 2016
If you’ve been following the news on EpiPen, you already know that brand name EpiPen has seen massive price increases (over 400%) since 2007.
Manufacturer Mylan will be offering a less expensive generic alternative to EpiPen in 2017. They currently have a manufacturer discount of up to $300 off the cash price of EpiPen as well. However, if you’re paying out of pocket, either could still leave you owing $300 each time you fill. See More