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2016 Patient Assistance Resources for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

If you have been prescribed epinephrine, FARE recommends that you carry two epinephrine auto-injectors with you at all times to make sure you have quick access to this life-saving medication. It’s also important to replace any expired auto-injectors right away so that you always have an up-to-date device.

We know prescription costs can add up, so we encourage individuals and families who are managing food allergies to take advantage of the following options to help make this medication more affordable.

Please note: The links below are provided for convenience only. FARE does not review, test, sponsor, endorse or recommend any products or services that may appear on our blog.

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  1. Mylan Specialty’s “$0 Co-Pay Card” for EpiPen® Auto-Injector

With the $0 co-pay card, you could be eligible to save on up to six EpiPen 2-Pak® or EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® cartons (with a maximum benefit of up to $300 per EpiPen 2-Pak) every time you fill your prescription, now through December 31, 2016.

*Note: the maximum benefit amount increased from $100 to $300 per 2-Pak in August, 2016. The coupon may now be used on up to six 2-Pak cartons (previously three).

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  1. Lineage Therapeutics’ “$0 Co-Pay Offer” for Generic Epinephrine Auto-Injector

Lineage Therapeutics offers an approved generic for Adrenaclick®. Commercially insured patients will receive their epinephrine auto-injector at $0 cost. Cash paying patients will receive up to $300 off their out-of-pocket cost (offer is valid for a maximum savings of $100 per pack, limit of 3 packs).

Please note that as of 2016, this auto-injector has a new design for its carton and carrying case. The new design is colored in orange (0.15 mg) and yellow (0.3 mg).

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  1. Patient Assistance Programs

Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. These programs have eligibility requirements, such as income limits, and usually require that the applicant have no prescription insurance.

For more information, visit RxAssist and search for the drug name “epinephrine” or the company name.

Please note: As of October 2015, Sanofi US has recalled all Auvi‑Q® epinephrine auto-injectors nationwide due to potential inaccurate dosage delivery. Learn more about this recall at www.auvi-q.com.

Be advised that the different auto-injectors on the market operate in different ways, so it is important to discuss your options with a health care professional and be properly trained to use the device prescribed to you/your family member. You can find tips for getting the auto-injector you want, links to important information about each product, and training videos on how to use them on the epinephrine auto-injector page of our website. Please note that these offers are not valid for prescriptions covered by or submitted for reimbursement under Medicaid, Medicare, or similar federal or state programs.

10 thoughts on “2016 Patient Assistance Resources for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

  1. I have used these cards in the past and with my insurance- my out of pocket has still been in the hundred for each set. What can I do?

    1. I know! Mine is $400 and I had to turn down my prescription and just keep the only one I had left, for I used one single dose last year. The one I have left expired in 2014!

  2. Anyone know where you can by an Adrenaclick epinephrine injector (an alternative to EpiPen)? I can’t find a single pharmacy that carries it and their customer service has not been helpful.

  3. I’m the one with the severe anaphylaxis and cannot afford my prescription. All I have is one EpiPen that expired 2 yrs ago. Even at half price I cannot afford it. When I tried using my $0 copay coupon they would not let me use it. I had coded the last 2 times I had a reaction. What do I do? Help me please.

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