Mylan announced it is taking steps to expand patient access to EpiPen (epinephrine injection) and EpiPen Jr. Auto-Injectors by enhancing existing programs to assist patients who face higher costs.
The use of a savings card will cover up to $300 for the EpiPen 2-Pak, a reduction of 50% for patients previously paying the full list price. Also, Mylan announced it is doubling the eligibility for its patient assistance program, which will eliminate out-of-pocket costs for patients and families who are uninsured and under-insured.
Mylan is taking the following steps to further help patients and families access EpiPen and EpiPenJr Auto-Injectors
- For patients in health plans with higher out-of-pocket costs, Mylan is offering a savings card for up to $300, effectively reducing the cost exposure by 50%
- Mylan is doubling eligibility for its patient assistance program to 400% of the federal poverty level so a family of 4 making up to $97,200 would pay nothing out-of-pocket for their EpiPen Auto-Injector
- Mylan will continue to offer the EpiPen4Schools program, which has provided >700,000 free epinephrine auto-injectors and resources to >65,000 schools nationwide since August 2012
- Mylan is providing a way for patients to order EpiPen Auto-Injector directly from the company, thereby reducing cost
EpiPen (epinephrine 0.3mg) and EpiPen Jr. (epinephrine 0.15mg) Auto-Injectors are indicated for emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions caused by allergens, exercise, or unknown triggers; and for patients who are at increased risk for these reactions. The 2-Pak contains 2 single auto-injectors, instructions for use, and a training device that does not contain the drug or needle.
For more information call (800) RX-MYLAN or visit EpiPen.com.