Loudoun County Public Schools posted information on its website earlier this week to help guide parents to low-cost epinephrine.
This comes after the pharmaceuticals company Mylan increased the cost of EpiPens by 400 percent, to $608 each.
“Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) is aware of the new high cost of epinephrine. In response to this, LCPS has put together a list of low-cost options for parents seeking to obtain epinephrine for the start of the new school year,” the school system’s release stated.
The list of options included:
- Rxassist.org, which provides financial help in covering the cost of EpiPens and EpiPen Jr. for uninsured families who qualify;
- Mylan, which offers coupons for EpiPens for some individuals (learn more at epipen.com/copay-offer);
- discussing options for less-expensive generic epinephrine auto-injector with their child’s physician, and;
- getting more information about the Loudoun County Prescription Drug Discount Program at loudoun.gov/index.aspx?NID=266.