Locals react to approval of generic EpiPen

The first generic version of the EpiPen has been approved by the FDA.

Posted: Aug. 16, 2018 11:28 PM
Updated: Aug. 17, 2018 11:16 AM

The first generic version of the EpiPen has been approved by the FDA.

This new move will likely help drop the price of an EpiPen, which can cost more than $600.

An EpiPen is a lifesaving injection that can stop allergic reactions. Many local people suffer from allergies and are happy about having a cheaper version of the EpiPen.

Maureen Bullis who lives in Utica says she, her husband, and her daughter-in-law suffer from allergies.

Maureen says she was excited about the cheaper EpiPen being approved because now she and her family can afford them.
"I think it's amazing because the pharmaceutical companies have been putting money over people for too long, and now this will save lives,” Bullis said. “How many people died because they couldn't afford these pens. My daughter in law is going to be blessed with being able to afford one now."

Maureen says it's nice to have an EpiPen handy as a way to have emergency care available at all times.

Currently, there is no exact price for the generic EpiPen, but we'll stay on this and have those details for you when they become available.

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