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EpiPen Users Have Few Options for Generic or Alternate Drugs

(ABC News) The rising cost of EpiPens has led many to wonder whether there are cheaper options available on the market.
The drug epinephrine has been around for decades, but the EpiPen, which is made by Mylan, has become the go-to epinephrine auto injector for many people in the U.S. There are multiple reasons why the EpiPen has become so popular, including diminishing competition and the fact that pharmacists in many states cannot automatically substitute a generic alternative…
“The Adrenaclick is at a lower cost than the EpiPen," Mark Donohue, vice president of investor relations and corporate communications at Impax, told ABC News. “Some pharmacies stock it, and if they do not, they should be able to order it in a day or two."
He did, however, acknowledge that the company does not have the ability to manufacture large quantities of the drug.
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