FDA Approves Generic EpiPen Drug
FDA Approves Generic EpiPen Drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr., the emergency treatment medication for allergic reactions. Drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals submitted the generic version to the FDA, and received approval last month.

In May, the FDA added EpiPens to its drug shortage list. Moreover, Mylan, the maker of EpiPen increased the price of the allergy drug by more than 400% two years ago, and the public outcry was severe. A generic version of the drug has been highly anticipated.

EpiPens deliver epinephrine via injection to a patient suffering an allergic reaction. Epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, helps to open the airways and reduce swelling when a person is having a life-threatening allergic reaction.

The cost and date of availability of the new generic have not yet been released. However, FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb commented that the approval of Teva’s generic EpiPen is “part of our longstanding commitment to advance access to lower cost, safe and effective generic alternatives once patents and other exclusivities no longer prevent approval.”

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