Savings Alert: Generic Adrenaclick, another epinephrine pen, sells for as low as $9.95 with a manufacturer coupon. Learn More
Savings Alert: A new generic Epipen was approved on August 16, 2018. Lower prices should be available soon. Learn More
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Roni Shye - August 30, 2018
Back to school season typically means new pictures, school supplies and EpiPens—but not for some families. Back in May, the FDA announced that Epipen was experiencing a shortage due to supply constraints, and this shortage has only worsened with the start of the school year.
Lucky, the FDA recently made two announcements that should help ease the shortage. Here’s what’s happening.
The following EpiPen products from Mylan Pharmaceuticals are currently experiencing a shortage:
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
Benita Lee - June 20, 2018
Has your doctor ever asked if you’re allergic to any drugs? Luckily for most people, medicine allergies are not that common. But for the few who do have them, allergic reactions can be extremely dangerous. Here’s what you need to know about drug allergies before you start a new medication.
When we talk about allergic reactions to drugs, we’re not talking about side effects. Side effects are the known common risks listed on the drug’s labeling. See 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
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