2014 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 those 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.

*View the updated resources for 2015 here*

copaycard-cc1. Mylan Specialty’s “$0 Co-Pay Offer” for EpiPen® Auto-Injector

Available to both cash-paying and commercially insured patients, the “$0 Co-Pay Offer” is valid for up to three EpiPen 2-Pak® cartons or EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® cartons per prescription, as patients may need to access two EpiPen or EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors in multiple locations. Eligible patients can use the offer with an unlimited number of prescriptions until the coupon offer expires on December 31, 2014.

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auviq2. Sanofi’s “$0 Co-Pay Offer” for Auvi-Q® Auto-Injector

With the savings offer, most insured patients will pay $0 out of pocket for their Auvi-Q prescription. Cash-pay patients can receive up to $100 off per two-pack of Auvi-Q, up to a maximum of three two-packs per prescription. Fill out the form to join the “Support & Savings Program” to access the offer. This offer can be used an unlimited number of times until the coupon offer expires on December 31, 2014.

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genericcoupon3. Lineage Therapeutic’s “$0 Co-Pay Offer” for Generic Epinephrine Auto-Injector

The approved generic for Adrenaclick® is available as of June, 2013 and may provide a lower-cost option to patients. 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 (This offer is valid for a maximum savings of $100 per pack (limit of 3 packs)).

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Be advised that the devices operate in different ways, so it is important to discuss your options with your doctor and be properly trained to use the device. You can find tips for getting the auto-injector you want and links to important information about each product, and training videos on how to use them on our 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.

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24 thoughts on “2014 Patient Assistance Resources for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

  1. We just had to buy a two pack and with the $0 co-pay, we still had to pay $220. That is ridiculous. We can not afford to buy more then one set at a time even though, the school needs them and we need them. The pharmacy also said the generic is no longer available. It is so frustrating that these are so expensive when they are life saving. The drug companies take advantage of the need for these which drives up the cost and does not allow generic so they can make more money.

    1. Agreed that it is frustrating that a life-saving tool for a child with a severe peanut allergy is so expensive WITH insurance. Blue Cross said they do not cover any cost of epipens or any injectors. I never have had to pay more than $50 for my daughter’s epipens in the last 8 years. The price I was quoted yesterday was $281 with a $100 coupon applied. (The one that touts you can get FREE epipens. Right.)

    2. I just got my son’s today, after insurance and the 0 copay it cost me $301. The set I was replacing was purchased in August. I’m not happy about it.

  2. Make sure you’re getting all the injectors your doctor wrote for!!

    We get a prescription for four injectors, and my pharmacy filled for two. Come to find out my pharmacy only had two in stock and instead of doing a partial fill the pharmacy altered the quantity dispensed. I would have had to pay TWO third tier co-pays for what would have been covered under one single co-pay (if we didn’t have the $0 co-pay card from Sanofi)!! By the time I left the pharmacy, they fixed it, but if I hadn’t noticed it and knew to fight it they would’ve gotten away with it!

  3. I shared this with members of our Food Allergy advocacy group. When one of the members attempted to use the application, she got a message that she was already enrolled(she applied for and used the coupons last year). Does this mean we won’t be able to apply for the coupon in 2014 if we used the coupon in 2013

      1. The member later received an e-mail from Auvi-Q and when she attempted to log in to the Auvi-Q application to obtain her ne coupon for 2014, she got the same message saying: ” “an account with that e-mail already exists”. I was told by a service person when I called Auvi-Q yesterday that she should just use a different email if it happened again. That is ridiculous. What are we to do if unable to get the new coupon for 2014? We appreciate what Auvi-Q is doing to help us, but it doesn’t seem to work right now. Should we just use the 2013 coupon?

      2. I believe that Auvi-Q just requires you to sign up for their mailing list in return for the coupon, so using a different email should work. Since the 2013 coupon expired that will not work, but by using a different email you should be able to access the new coupon.

  4. I agree with all of you. The cost is so high for something that’s lifesaving. My highest copay is supposed to be $80. One would expect the single pack to have an $80 copay, but the insurance says I have to pay $160 (so I’m paying per pen?). No one can explain why I’m paying a double copay for one prescription.

  5. My daughter is severely allergic to peanuts … we have 2 households (Dad lives in a different town), AND school, AND after school care. So, minimally, we would need 4 updated EpiPen sets. Last year, it pained me to have to spend $750 on 2 sets and wouldn’t be able to bear another 2 updated sets. SO, we ended up using the new ones at our homes and 1-yr expired ones at school and extended care. Ridiculous.

    I just called Costco to refill this year’s EpiPens … $350 with insurance and $450 without. This is criminal.

    I am grateful to have a $100 coupon (it’s not “$0 Co-pay) at least. Still won’t be able to update all pens.

    1. I have to say…..you may have to look north to get reasonable prices on Epi-Pens/Auvi-Qs…..

      Unlike the US….the drug companies don’t wield unlimited power in Canada and the government is allowed to fix prices at reasonable levels.

      It is outright extortion that Mylan and Sanofi are charging $ 400+ for 2-packs of their injectors. Mylan’s patent is expiring next year which is why they have increased the price almost 221% this year.

  6. I cannot get my insurance to cover Auvi-q. They even reject doctors pre-authorization. Only cover Epi-Pen and the pharmacist told me they are comparable in price now. Looking for help here…is there a way to contact Auvi-q to help? My son has to self carry all the time even in school in his pocket. Auvi-q is the easier and better choice for a child to self carry.

  7. I was just quoted $430 WITH insurance for the Auvi-q, which all seem to expire in 6 months or less. Even with the coupon, it wont bring it down to a price an average person can afford. At least with Epi-pen they seem to last about a year.

  8. I have high-deductible health insurance through UnitedHealthCare and was just quoted > $750 from CVS. Last year, we pay < $144 w/ coupon. My insurance hasn't changed. What a thief!

  9. Our pediatrician just prescribed a two pack of Epipen and the retail cost is $500!!! Our insurance covered only $97 and the Zero coupon covered only $100, leaving us with $303 to pay. We can’t do it.

    1. Mylan Specialty (makers of EpiPen) has a patient assistance program available for qualifying patients. Patients can find out if they are eligible for the program by emailing info@rxassist.org or calling our customer service line to speak with a representative at 1‑800‑395‑3376. Similar programs are also available for the other auto-injectors. Hope that helps.

  10. My daughter has deadly peanut and fish allergies. We no longer have an epi pen available. I have insurance , blue cross blue shield, and used the “0 copay” card which is a joke because it only goes to $100. Well for a 2 pk of epipens AFTER insurance and the coupon left me still having to pay $535!!! I don’t have that kind of money laying around. last year I was only paying $78 for a 2pk. since she is required to have a 2pk at home and school, I would need to come up wtih over a 1,000 dollars. then they expire after a few months and here we would go again. it’s insane.

  11. We have a high deductible plan..I was just quoted by CVS $500 for Epipens & $1000 for AuviQ because our deductible hasn;t been met. $0 cost oop coupons only apply with copays! Who can afford this???!!!!! I cannot seem to find a phone number for rx assistance for Sanofi. ANYONE??

  12. I’m having the same issue with the pricing. I was just rushed to the hospital yesterday after eating peanuts. I had no idea I developed a peanut allergy. I was given a prescription for epipen. I have insurance through my job and was told I would still have to pay $457. Even with the $0 copay coupon I would still have to pay $357. I can’t afford that. I’m a single parent with an eighteen year old who just started college. I just had to pay for her books. I called my insurance and was told because I am $150 from meeting my deductible they are not covering the cost. Why pay for insurance if you can’t get meds you need? Price of meds is what causes more people to keep going to the hospital.

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