HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the massive increase in the cost of epinephrine auto-injector pens, Kmart Pharmacy lowered the cost of the generic version of Adrenaclick (epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector) as low as $0 for commercially insured patients* and $199.99 for cash paying patients per two-pack. People with life-threatening allergies will now have more affordable access to this much- needed device, compared to the cost of $642.69 a pack for EpiPen® and $330 for the Mylan generic version of EpiPen®.
"When the cost of epinephrine skyrocketed, Kmart understood the critical impact it would have on our customers and worked to make access affordable," said Jennifer Speares Lehman, RPh, Director of Compliance and Administration for Kmart Pharmacy. "As part of our 'Care Beyond the Counter' approach, Kmart Pharmacy more deeply connects with our customers on issues that matter to them most. Affordable epinephrine auto-injectors is definitely one of them."
The new low price of Adrenaclick is possible through Kmart's lowered pricing, combined with a manufacturer's coupon. This price decrease is another example of Kmart Pharmacy's commitment to its customers and their health. Kmart Pharmacy has been recognized as the national leader in customer satisfaction (No. 1) by the American Customer Satisfaction Index®, the only national cross-industry measure of customer satisfaction in the U.S.
Patients are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to determine coverage and potential copays. Please visit KmartPharmacy.com for more information and to find a Kmart Pharmacy location near you.
Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause severe swelling, breathing problems, loss of blood pressure, and death. Allergic reactions can be caused by stinging and biting insects (bugs), allergy injections, food, medicines, exercise, or unknown causes.
Epinephrine is the drug of choice for someone experiencing an anaphylactic reaction. Prompt recognition of the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis is crucial.
According to a 2013 survey of more than 2,000 adults conducted by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America called "Anaphylaxis in America," people are poorly prepared to deal with anaphylaxis, even when they have had severe allergic reactions in the past. The survey, which was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, found though most people who experienced anaphylaxis reported two or more reactions during their lifetime, 60 percent of them did not have an epinephrine self-injection available, and more than 50 percent had never been given a prescription for it.
Adrenaclick (epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector) is an emergency injection (shot) of epinephrine used for the treatment of anaphylaxis. With numbered and color-coded instructions, Adrenaclick is designed for single-dose use by patients and caregivers in an anaphylactic emergency.
Adrenaclick is an authorized generic and a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved device with the same active ingredient as other epinephrine auto-injector devices.
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*No co-payment unless required by your plan. Cash price of the Adrenaclick two-pack is $199.99.
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