I'm for whatever kind of healthcare plan doesn't lead to me paying $283 for a *generic* epipen, with expensive insurance and the copay coupon.
Pure robbery. Or maybe not pure. A touch of entrapment and extortion since the other options are more expensive and the alternative is potentially risking my son's life.
Somehow we've avoided a fight or fortune the last couple years, but it looks like it's on again.
Yes, please raise the cost of the generic EpiPen. That's great. Makes perfect sense to make the affordable one unaffordable too. Not like it's potentially lifesaving.
Your Options: Use alternatives. THIS WAS THE ALTERNATIVE!
The headline is the whole story, but hopefully it's progress!
Any progress is great, but I feel like this is in line with my grandfather saying to just give him a peanut every once in a while so he can get used to it haha
The science behind it has the potential to be really beneficial.
This is less taxing when your kid is allergic 😆
Locals- does anyone treat seasonal allergies with local honey? Recommendations? He doesn't love honey, but he also doesn't love amounting this many tissues in 35min outside
I liked Auvi-Q better than Epi-Pen, so this is great. Plus, a little competition is good.
There are lots of articles about Epi-pen price-hikes and CEO raises going around. Don't worry about it.*
Instead, get your regular prescription, print out a $0 co-pay card directly from the Epi-pen site, and go to your pharmacy. I've never had a problem using it. (I have had an issue with my insurance company when I get 2 at a time-- we need one for school-- but I fight them every year.)
*I'm not saying it's not ridiculous, we just have no control over it. AUVI-Q, which was better than Epi-Pen, was killed by a recall. So this is the only option, and they know it.
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