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.
What are your other options?
The good news: Adrenaclick, another epinephrine auto-injector, is less expensive, and already has a generic alternative.
The not so good news: The Adrenaclick generic was available for as low as $144 at Walmart and Sam’s Club, but that price has increased. You can now save the most by filling at Walgreens ($192) or Rite Aid ($205) instead—expensive, but still $100 less than EpiPen.