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EPINEPHRINE is used for the emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. You should keep this medicine with you at all times. Compare catecholamines.

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Administering Medications in School: 6 Tips For Parents

The GoodRx Pharmacist - October 03, 2017

If your child needs to use medication during the school year, making the proper accommodation with required school personnel is an important task for parents to complete at the beginning of the school year.

Here are some tips to help ensure that your child stays healthy during this school year.

Be up to date on the school’s policies and procedures

Every school will have different policies and procedures for students taking medication during school hours. See More

You Thought Epipen Was Going To Get Cheaper? Think Again

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

80+ Drugs to Be Dropped By Insurance in 2018

Elizabeth Davis - August 22, 2017

If you’ve got health insurance, now’s a good time to be paying attention. Each year, prescription coverage changes, and yours will likely be changing in 2018.

Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handle pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing more than 80 prescription medications from their formularies at the end of 2017. There is a silver lining for some of you though—almost 20 currently excluded drugs will be covered in 2018. See More

Another Cheaper EpiPen Alternative Just Got FDA Approval

The GoodRx Pharmacist - 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.

As you may know Mylan Pharmaceuticals has been in the news quite a bit in the past year due to the price hike of their EpiPen and EpiPen JrSee More

EpiPen Alternative Available in February Will Be Free to Many

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.

However, the new year has brought good news for auto-injector patients. As you may have heard, CVS announced last week that they would be offering the an EpiPen alternative for $109. See More

EpiPen Generic Is Finally in Pharmacies

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

Watch Out EpiPen, Auvi-Q Will Return to Markets in 2017

Tori Marsh - October 26, 2016

Amidst the recent drama surrounding EpiPen prices, we finally have some good news for epinephrine auto-injectors. The expensive Epipen, and EpiPen Jr, will soon have more competition!

In 2017, manufacturer Kaleo will be re-releasing Auvi-Q, their brand of the epinephrine auto-injector. Auvi-Q was pulled from the market last year, but Kaleo has bought back the rights, and plans to release the alternative auto-injector within the next year. See More

Recall: Auvi-Q for Emergency Allergic Reactions

The GoodRx Pharmacist - November 04, 2015

Manufacturer Sanofi has issued a voluntary recall of four lots of Auvi-Q (epinephrine), an injection used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Auvi-Q is one of the newer epinephrine injections available, with a device that has the ability to talk you through each step of the injection.

This is a class II recall, the most common type of recall, which means that there is a situation where use of the recalled medication may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences, but the likelihood of serious adverse effects is small. See More

5 Exclusive Tips for Back to School Prescriptions

The GoodRx Pharmacist - September 08, 2015

Get those lunches made and set the alarm clocks; school’s back in session.
Parents know that a new school year means new clothes, new books, maybe a new backpack—and perhaps a new set of prescriptions. As a pharmacist, I know the school year has started when frustrated parents show up at my store with lots of questions.
The good news is that I can help! Here are 5 helpful solutions for common back-to-school medication issues. See More

More Formulary Changes for 2015

Elizabeth Davis - April 10, 2015

As you may know from experience, or from one of our previous articles on changes in coverage in 2014 or 2015, it’s typical for prescription benefit managers (PBMs) to exclude medications from their national preferred formularies each year. These may be brands that have generics available, or generally expensive medications where your plan feels a cheaper alternative may work just as well.

It’s less likely that existing drugs will be added back to the preferred formulary (or at least removed from the exclusion list), but that happened this year in several cases for Express Scripts and Caremark—two major PBMs. See More

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