HOUSTON — EpiPens can be life saving for adults and children who face the threat of severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks.
But they can be expensive - especially for those without insurance.
One of our viewers asked us to verify a Facebook post about a work-around to getting EpiPens on the cheap.
The post says, "If you need an EpiPen but can't afford it, have a doctor write a prescription for "adrena-click"...an EpiPen competitor... and make sure the doctor allows for substitutions... and have the pharmacy order the generic version."
The post goes on to say "I saw a patient pay just $10."
We checked with the drug-maker, Impax Laboratories. We also checked with CVS Pharmacy who is said to be offering this deal.
We can verify, the $10 price tag was true a couple of years ago, but not anymore.
Two years ago, CVS unveiled a generic alternative to the EpiPen.
It costs $110 for a two-pack. There was a $100 coupon being offered, dropping the price to $10.
Impax labs still offers a discount but now, it's just $25.
Still, a $25 savings is better than nothing. For a link to the coupon from the manufacturer, go here: https://sservices.trialcard.com/Coupon/Epinephrine.