Savings Alert: Generic Adrenaclick, another epinephrine pen, sells for as low as $9.95 with a manufacturer coupon. Learn More
Katie Mui - June 08, 2018
We’re always amazed to hear from doctors and pharmacists who use GoodRx to help their patients save money — especially when it’s a matter of getting a medication or not at all. When we saw this tweet from Volunteers in Medicine (VIM), naturally, we reached out to learn more about their organization. We were able to speak with Patricia, Lead Medication Service Volunteer at the Cape May County free clinic, and Anne Marie, their Volunteer Coordinator, about the importance of savings programs like Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) and GoodRx. 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
Katie Mui - February 22, 2018
“Are you allergic to any medications?”
This is something your doctor will ask you as they reach for their prescription pad. It’s also a question that most people breeze over unless they’ve experienced an adverse reaction to a drug before. Otherwise, it’s hard to know what to look out for.
An allergy to a drug is different from its side effects, which are the known common reactions listed on the drug label. 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.
Roni Shye - March 23, 2017
Update 4/3/2017: The March 20th EpiPen recall has been expanded to include the United States and some Epipen Jr products. Mylan Pharmaceuticals initiated a recall for 80,000 auto-injectors in Australia, Japan and some European Countries due to a malfunction that could prevent the device from activating properly. This is potentially dangerous as it could prohibit the device from working properly during an emergency situation. See More
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