From CNBC, Mylan is reducing the cost of EpiPens through the use of a savings card that will cover up to $300 for the EpiPen 2-Pak.
Patients who were previously paying the full price for the EpiPen will have their out-of-pocket cost cut by 50 percent. Mylan also is doubling the eligibility for its patient assistance program, which will eliminate out-of-pocket costs for uninsured and under-insured patients and families, as well.
Read the article here and the official press release here.
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Given the life-threatening nature of severe allergic reactions, it is critical that patients and caregivers be trained in the proper use of auto-injectors. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made updates to the patient instructions for epinephrine auto-injectors.The Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) issued an excellent summary of the changes, which includes the recommended injection hold time has been reduced from 10 seconds to 3 seconds. Read more here.
If you have questions about your or your child’s allergies, call our office for an appointment at (502) 882-2063.
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