• EpiPen July 15, 2021 4:52 pm

    Pfizer, Subsidiaries Agree to Pay $345M in EpiPen Settlement

    Pfizer Inc. and two of its subsidiaries have agreed to pay $345 million under a proposed settlement to resolve litigation over EpiPen price hikes

  • EpiPen February 28, 2020 12:24 pm

    New Maine Law to Increase Access to Epinephrine Devices

    Supporters of a new Maine law say the state’s schools and summer camps will have better access to epinephrine devices due to a new law in the state. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed the proposal into law on Wednesday. Supporters say it expands the definition of epinephrine pens and epinephrine auto-injectors in Maine to include newer and more cost...

  • NBC August 22, 2018 7:13 am

    FDA Extends EpiPen Expiration to Cover Shortages

    The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that people can use some expired EpiPens for a few months longer to help cover spot shortages that have put some parents into a panic at the beginning of a new school year, NBC News reported. Some batches of the devices, which inject lifesaving medication to stop severe allergic reactions, can be used...

  • Commissioner August 16, 2018 2:35 pm

    FDA Approves Teva's Generic EpiPen After Yearslong Delay

    U.S. regulators cleared the first generic competitor to Mylan’s EpiPen, after a yearslong delay that many said contributed to the emergency allergy drug’s rapid rise in price. Teva Pharmaceuticals received Food and Drug Administration approval for generic versions of both the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr, the agency said in a statement Tuesday.

  • United States May 31, 2017 4:56 pm

    Taxpayers May Have Overpaid by More Than $1 Billion for Mylan's EpiPen: Senator

    American taxpayers may have overpaid by as much as $1.27 billion for EpiPen anti-allergy devices over the course of a decade, a U.S. senator said Wednesday. That is nearly three times the $465 million that EpiPen’s owner, drugmaker Mylan, last October said it agreed to pay the federal government to settle claims it overcharged the government-run Medicaid system for the...

  • Europe March 31, 2017 8:31 pm

    Mylan Says EpiPen Manufacturing Partner to Expand Device Recall

    A recall of the emergency anti-allergy medicine EpiPen is expanding to the U.S. and other markets in North America, Europe, Asia and South America because the allergy shots may not work. The notice issued Friday by Mylan N.V. expands upon warnings made earlier this month after two reports of the device failing. Mylan didn’t immediately respond to a question about...

  • CEO December 16, 2016 10:05 am

    Mylan to Offer Generic EpiPen for $300 Next Week

    Mylan is about to start selling a generic version of its EpiPen injector for $300 per two-pack, under half the cost of the name-brand lifesaving drug, the pharmaceutical company announced Friday. The move comes after 20 state attorneys general launched a federal lawsuit alleging that Mylan and five other generic drug-makers artificially inflated and manipulated prices to reduce competition for...

  • Europe October 18, 2016 10:18 am

    Parents Invent ‘EpiShell' to Preserve EpiPens in Different Temperatures

    At $600 for two, no one wants to have to throw away their EpiPens because they got left in the car or elsewhere. The manufacturer says they should be kept at room temperature, so that’s why a Seattle mom and dad decided to create something that could allow an active lifestyle without the worry. “When we go outside with her…

  • CEO August 31, 2016 8:37 am

    Mylan, Company Behind EpiPen, Fought to Keep Cheaper Generic Off Market: Documents

    The CEO of Mylan Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of its own cheaper version of the EpiPen this week on the heels of a price hike uproar. But for years, Mylan and its business partners have fought fiercely behind the scenes to block a cheaper generic from hitting the market, NBC New York’s I-Team reported. Documents reviewed by the I-Team show...

  • United States August 29, 2016 7:42 am

    Mylan Launching Generic Version of EpiPen

    Mylan says it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism mounts over the price of its injectable medicine. The company said Monday that its U.S. subsidiary will put out a generic version of the EpiPen that will have a list price of $300 for a two-pack — about half the current price. It will be available...

  • Instagram August 26, 2016 11:54 am

    Sarah Jessica Parker Cuts Ties With EpiPen Maker After Price Hike

    Parker took to Instagram on Thursday to distance herself from the company and urged it to “take swift action to lower the cost to be more affordable for whom it is a life-saving necessity.”

  • United States August 18, 2016 1:17 pm

    EpiPen Price Hike Has Parents of Kids With Allergies Scrambling Ahead of School Year

    Doctors and patients say the pharmaceutical company Mylan has increased the prices for an EpiPen — the portable device that can stop a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction — from around $100 in 2008 to $500 or more today, NBC News reports. Following a recall by Mylan’s chief competitor last year, the company now enjoys a near monopoly. EpiPens have a...

  • Paris April 26, 2016 3:24 pm

    Company Recalls Hundreds of Thousands of Epinephrine Injection Pens Used to Treat Severe Allergies

    Sanofi is recalling hundreds of thousands of epinephrine injectors used to treat severe allergic reactions because they may not deliver the correct amount of the life-saving drug.

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