Posted: 09/11/2016

3 Ways to Save on Your EpiPens

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Mylan Pharmaceutical’s decision to increase the price of the EpiPen by 400 percent caused a nationwide outrage over the drug industry’s pricing strategies. EpiPen is an injectable medication that is administered in case of an allergic reaction to foods such as peanuts and other substances.

This life-saving drug was heavily marketed towards children with severe allergies, and legislative action even required public schools to stock EpiPens.  In 2008, the cost of an EpiPen injector was priced at around $100 and is now marked up to $600. Since the news broke of this price increase, Mylan released the My EpiPen Savings Card, a drug discount program that gives commercially insured patients a discount of up to $300 on their prescription. However, those without insurance coverage or federally funded plans are not eligible for the program. The good news is that we've found three ways to save on this type of allergy medication.

Generics
Since the price increase, Mylan has announced that it will offer a generic EpiPen alternative. But at $300 per auto-injector, this Mylan generic may still pose some barriers for families across all economic backgrounds. The best way to get a lower-priced treatment is by asking your doctor to prescribe an epinephrine auto-injector instead of the branded EpiPen.

You can find a similar treatment by asking your doctor about a generic Adrenaclick, an injector with the same active ingredient, epinephrine. You can also ask your doctor about other EpiPen alternatives such as prefilled syringes that may be just as effective as the EpiPen in treating allergic reactions. Since the FDA approves and regulates generic therapies, you will still receive the same benefits of the branded medication at a much lower rate.


Adrenaclick is a great, lower-cost alternative to brand name EpiPen.

Source: nysed.gov

Insurance Coverage
Some patients with insurance coverage may find that their copay is more than they can afford. Talk to your doctor about appealing your insurance coverage if you find that you do not qualify for EpiPen manufacturer discounts and other patient assistance programs.

HelpRx Coupons
If you do not qualify for the manufacturer discount or are without health insurance, the HelpRx EpiPen drug coupon may be able to lower your cost at the pharmacy by up to 75%. Our EpiPen coupon can be redeemed at many pharmacies and is valid for every prescription fill. You may also be able to save more by getting a generic prescription for epinephrine, and then using our generic drug coupon at the pharmacy. 

By HelpRx Staff Writer

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Get your Prescription Discount Card and automatically SAVE on over 50,000 drugs nationwide.

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About the HelpRx.info Blog

HelpRx.info is staffed by experts in the prescription medication industry. Get the latest health, medical news and pharmaceutical news that can save you money and allow you to take charge of your healthcare. With frequent updates about the prescription drug industry as well as medicine news, you'll gain an insider look into the industry and learn more about how to get the best price on your prescriptions while not sacrificing quality. Subscribe to the HelpRx.info pharmacy blog through our RSS feed or get updates by liking HelpRx.info on Facebook and following HelpRx.info on Twitter.

About HelpRx

Our discounts provide you access to negotiated prices on your prescription drugs at your local pharmacy. We can provide these because we're partnered with OptumRx, a BIG pharmacy benefit provider that provides prescription coverage for MILLIONS of people like you.

About ScriptRelief

Script Relief, the creator of the NPSN card and HelpRx discounts, helps consumers save an average of 50%, and up to 75%, off their prescriptions.

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HelpRx.info is a discount pharmacy service, partnered with a leading pharmacy benefit manager. We negotiate lower prices on prescription medications, that we pass on to our members for free. There is no cost to use our cards and coupon, and anyone can take advantage of our discounts, regardless of healthcare coverage.

Our savings assurance of “up to 75% off” comes from historical data from actual claims. This data includes savings for both brand name and generic medications.