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Epinephrine Auto-Injector Options

Posted almost 2 years ago by Patricia Endsley

TO: NASN Members

School nurses advocate for equity in access to care for all students. As the new school year unfolds, students and families want to know how to access lifesaving medication in the event of anaphylaxis. NASN requested information for school nurses to provide to families. The information below is current as of August 29, 2016.

Options for Access to Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Generic/Branded Epinephrine Auto-injector -

EpiPen Products:

For the Uninsured & Underinsured: Patient assistance program

  • For patients without insurance, Mylan is doubling the income eligibility of its patient assistance program to broaden the scope of patients who qualify for the program.
  • The program has also expanded to cover underinsured patients whose pharmacy coverage is limited to generics.
  • Qualifying patients will receive the product at no cost.

For the Insured: My EpiPen Savings Card™

  • For patients with commercial insurance, Mylan is increasing the My EpiPen Savings Card™ to now cover up to $300 for each EpiPen 2-Pak® carton per prescription, up to six EpiPen 2-Pak® or EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® cartons.
  • This offer is active on and through coupon cards available in many healthcare professionals' offices. (The $100 coupon cards convert to $300 at the pharmacy)

Donna Mazyck MS, BSN, RN, NCSN
Executive Director
National Association of School Nurses
Silver Spring, MD