Thursday

CVS Says Suck It, EpiPen!

In a rather satisfying display of karma, canny marketing or just compassion, it appears those of us who may be prone to life-threatening allergic reactions now have a more financially reasonable alternative to the EpiPen injector device.
Pharmaceutical giant CVS announced Thursday that it has partnered with Impax Laboratories to sell a generic epinephrine auto-injector for $109.99 for a two-pack—a dramatic cut from Mylan’s Epipen two-pack prices, which list for more than $600 as a brand name and $300 as a generic. 

The lower-cost auto-injector, a generic form of Adrenaclick, is available starting today nationwide in the company’s more than 9,600 pharmacies. Its price resembles that of EpiPen’s before Mylan bought the rights to the life-saving devices back in 2007 and raised the price repeatedly, sparking outcry.
(emphasis mine)

ArsTechnica

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