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Epinephrine (Epipen)

Epinephrine (EpiPen, EpiPen Jr) is an expensive drug used for the emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. You should keep this medicine with you at all times. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. Alternate brands include Adrenaclick. Generic epinephrine is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare catecholamines.

Savings Alert: Generic Adrenaclick, another epinephrine pen, sells for as low as $9.95 with a manufacturer coupon. Learn More

Epipen JR Latest News

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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

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

Be on the Lookout: EpiPen Recalled

The GoodRx Pharmacist - 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

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

Big News: CVS Slashes Prices For EpiPen Alternative

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

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