We had a situation a few weeks ago where DD’s remaining EpiPen was left in the car one evening and froze. While looking around the net to see if this ruined the effectiveness of the pen (the conclusion is yes), I found a bargain from the manufacturers of EpiPen.
I had to fill out a brief survey, and then the card came up on my screen. When it asks for your age, make sure you give them your age, not your child’s age. I could print it or have it sent to myself in a variety of matters. If you don’t print it, it will be sent to you as a .png document. This card can be used over and over through the end of 2014, so I suggest storing it on your phone so you’ll be able to find it.
I want to be clear that the pens may not be free for everyone. EpiPen is offering up to $100 off a two-pack, so if you have insurance and your co-pay is less than $100, you will get them for free. If this is not the case, you will get $100 off and pay the remainder.
We were shocked to find out that EpiPens have nearly doubled in price since the last time we bought them about two years ago. At that time, they were $239 for an EpiPen Jr. two pack. I was able to use a discount card and pay right at $200. This time around, the closest pharmacy in town is selling them for $375, and the next big pharmacy in town is selling them for $331. To think that this is emergency medication for children that we all hope we will never have to use and instead will one day throw in the trash is maddening.
- EpiPens Can Be Used for Emergency Allergy Treatment (123mymdblog.com)