If you have a child with a food or other allergy and have been instructed to carry an Epinephrine Autoinjector, you may find yourself scrambling to find one due to national shortages. Explore your options.
This is a great resource
written by a fellow pediatrician and includes important information about the different kinds of Epinephrine auto-injectors. It's important to know that you may have to shop around between a few pharmacies and ask some questions, such as "can you get me the generic EpiPen manufactured by Teva?" In addition, the FDA has extended the "acceptable" use life on many of the existing products during this shortage, so your old one may still be OK to use.
It's important to note that even if you can get a zero copay from your allergist for AuviQ, the pricing is close to $5,000 per pen. While you may not have a cost, your insurance is paying the bulk of that amount and if you have an employer-sponsored plan, that certainly will contribute to the cost of the care they are covering and will eventually translate to increased out of pocket costs next year that will likely be passed on to you. We encourage you to learn more about on the True Cost of Medications
and Getting Medications for the Lowest Cost.