EpiPen alternative to hit market at more than seven times the price
Pharmaceutical company Kaléo – already under fire for raising the price of an overdose antidote – now plans to put an alternative to the EpiPen on the market for more than seven times the cost of the leading $608 drug.
Kaléo’s epinephrine injector, used to stop severe allergic reactions, will go on sale for $4,500 for a pack of two beginning on 14 February.
The auto-injector’s innovative audio instructions walk caregivers through administering less than $5 worth of epinephrine.
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