Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Can You Get a Cheaper EpiPen?

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Can You Get a Cheaper EpiPen?

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Along with books, backpacks and sneakers, many parents are facing one more back-to-school expense: EpiPens.

EpiPen is the leading way to treat anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can stop breathing. The patented device makes it easy to inject yourself with the drug epinephrine in an emergency -- easy enough that kids can do it, too. But while a dose of the decades- old drug costs just pennies to make, the self-injectable pen is expensive: GoodRx shows that the cost of a two-pack of EpiPen or EpiPen Jr starts at around $600.

- Consider Adrenaclick. The good news is that there are cheaper options. We found a generic version of the Adrenaclick pen for $142 at Walmart and Sam's Club, using a coupon from GoodRx. You might also be eligible for an insurance co-pay coupon from the drug's maker, Amedra Pharmaceuticals. …

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