Get the 2016 EpiPen Savings Card!
The other day I was trying not to freak out thinking of all the things I can worry about before my kids’ first day of school. And as if the regular start of the school year isn’t enough to think about, there are all of the logistics to worry about regarding my allergic boy’s EpiPens. And THEN I realized that I may need to buy more sets of EpiPen Jr.s for my son to keep at his after school program. And what about the bus ride between the school and the after school program? I imagine he will need to carry a set in his backpack for that seven minute ride as well!
All I can say is, I’m happy that we have health insurance which covers a portion of his EpiPen prescriptions. For those of you without insurance, I can’t imagine how it feels to shell out hundreds of dollars every year. Thousands maybe, depending on how many sets you need. Unfortunately, I don’t have a coupon to share for people without insurance. You guys are the people who need a coupon more than anyone else! Somehow this needs to change.
Meanwhile, if you do have insurance, do yourself a favor and sign up for the My EpiPen Savings Card from the manufacturer, Mylan. You can save up to $100 per two-pack of Epi-Pen or Epi-Pen Jr., for up to three two-pack cartons. I used this last year and saved a ton. So I signed up again this year and will use it to buy another two-pack or two for this school year, and to replace the ones that expire in a couple of months. The “card” that you get through this link is good through the end of 2016. You just need to show it to the pharmacist when you fill the prescription.
Get your 2016 EpiPen Savings Card by clicking here. Hopefully this helps some of you out. For those of you without insurance, we need to figure out a way to make this life-saving medication more affordable for you!
A friend posted about this petition to Congress to stop the price gouging on EpiPens. I don’t know anything about this petition in particular, but it is worth checking out. The price of EpiPens has increased over 400% since 2004 – that’s insane!
Do you know of any other efforts to bring the price of EpiPens or other epinephrine drugs down? If so, please share and comment below!