The number one searched term on this website for a long time has been “affordable EpiPens®. Let’s face it, EpiPens® are not cheap and dependent on your health insurance plan or even lack of insurance, high costs can be the difference between life and death. If you can’t afford the price, then most likely you are not carrying EpiPens® and are not ready for an emergency. I am thrilled to share that in honor of 25 years of providing EpiPens®, Mylan (the makers of EpiPens®) is offering a “$0 Co-pay Offer” card. Meaning you can receive a benefit up to $100 on your next EpiPen®purchase–actually for all of your EpiPen® purchases this year. The card is for cash-paying patients (like myself) and commercially insured patients until December 31, 2013.
EpiPen Happy 25th Anniversary of receiving your Federal Drug Administration Approval!
From what I understand, here is how the program works…
- To obtain your card, either visit your physician (they are receiving cards this week), or call Mylan’s customer service directly at 1-800-395-3376.
- The offer provides up to $100 per each EpiPen® 2-Pak
- The offer is valid for up to three EpiPen® 2-Pak cartons or EpiPen® Jr 2-pak cartons….per prescription!
- Patients can use the offer an unlimited number of times until the expiration date.
- The “$0 Co-Pay Offer card expires on December 31, 2013.
- This is the link for the fine print: Terms and Conditions
- Of course, call Mylan directly with questions or concerns.
Wow. This is a big deal for families like mine. We are self insured, have a high deductible and to add insult to injury, our prescription plan does not cover auto-injectibles (and that is another conversation for another day). The icing on the cake is that the “$0 Co-Pay Offer” will help reduce my annual $700-$800 epinephrine tab. My son is very interested in the EpiPen®., but for my daughter and for ease for her care givers (grandpa, teachers, family and friends) we will continue to use the EpiPen®.
What really has me excited beyond my own selfish reasoning is that the “$0 Co-Pay Offer” card can be used unlimited until the end of the year! The best coupon I’ve ever used was found at EpiPen® and I could only use one $20 coupon per order. So, I had to pay for each EpiPen® prescription separately. With this new program, the card can be applied to each 2-Pack up to three cartons! I’m pretty darn excited. From what I understand, the goal of Mylan is to encourage EpiPens® to be maintained by patients in several locations that they frequent, such as grandparent’s house, school, churches, etc. I always carry extras in my purse in case my children lose or forget their emergency bags.
Share the good news and spread the word that there is an affordable Epipen® program available until the very end of 2013. Just ask your physician for a card or call Mylan directly at: 1-800-395-3376.
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