Thu Jan 12, 2017, 03:23 PM
rampartb (6,997 posts)
cvs introduces lower priced alternative to epipen
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.
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Response to rampartb (Original post)
Tue Jan 24, 2017, 01:00 AM
i verglas (15,873 posts)
2. we weren't hit by the increase up here
because of bulk buying. I checked into it because I had a bad reaction to a wasp sting recently -- what I did while DI was on hiatus: get stung by one of the dastardly wicked wasps of fall. Sweeping leaves off the veranda on November 18, and the vicious little asshole got me on the ankle.
I knew I was likely allergic, from a previous bee sting and an arm-long list of other allergies, and that the risks increase with subsequent stings, so I grabbed my Benadryl toot sweet. But the itch and sore lasted literally weeks.
I'm going to wait until spring to get an epipen because they're only good for a year (hm, I wonder). At present they're apparently about $100 here for one. Maybe we'll get the generic by then too!
What disgusting business practices some in the pharmaceutical industry are engaged in. Profiteering on literally life-and-death drugs. It doesn't get much lower.