Adrenaclick Is a Cheaper Alternative to EpiPen

If you wear EpiPen in case of a fatal allergic reaction, you’ve probably noticed a sharp rise in prices over the past decade. Injectors now cost over $ 600 and still expire after a year, so it might be tempting to carry an expired EpiPen with you or not use it at all. However, there is an alternative: Adrenaclick is a different device that delivers the same drug.

According to GoodRx , a pack of two Adrenaclick injectors costs just $ 142 with a free coupon. It’s still not cheap, but it helps. (GoodRx prices include both the proprietary Adrenaclick and its generic version.) However, the two devices work differently : for example, Adrenaclick requires removing two covers, not one. Be sure to read the instructions .

Since the devices are different, your pharmacist cannot simply replace Adrenaclick if your prescription says EpiPen, so you need to ask your doctor to prescribe the one you want. You should also make sure that Adrenaclick is covered by your insurance. Call the number on the back of your insurance card and they can tell you.

If you still want to stick with EpiPens, their manufacturer, Mylan , offers a coupon that takes away $ 100 of your copayments. (They call this a $ 0 copay coupon, but read the fine print.) This allows them to keep charging you a higher price. from insurance companies and from anyone who does not have a coupon. This is a fairly standard page from a pharmaceutical company manual, and it is completely legal.

So, for that matter, it’s price gouging. The Senate Judiciary Committee is asking Milan for details of why they raised prices , but this is only because they hope to find violations of antitrust laws. If it turns out that Milan only raised the price because they wanted to, that’s perfectly legal. Read more about this situation at the link below.

Why did Mylan raise the price of EpiPen by 400%? Because they could | Forbes


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