Launch of Generic EpiPen

Released: 12/27/2016   By: Carl Richie, Pharmacy Director

The generic equivalent of EpiPen (epinephrine) is now available from Mylan. The EpiPen is used to treat severe/life-threatening allergic reactions to insect stings/bites, foods, drugs and other allergens. Mylan is also the manufacturer of the brand EpiPen and states the generic is equivalent to the EpiPen Auto-Injector, including device functionality and drug formulation, and is offered at half the wholesale acquisition cost of the brand. The generic epinephrine auto-injector is available in 0.15mg/0.3ml and 0.3mg/0.3ml dosage strengths.

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