Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation on Aug. 4 that will cap the price of a twin-pack of epinephrine injectors at $60. The price cap will take effect on Jan. 1, 2025.
The move comes amid both global supply challenges and price increases for epinephrine injectors. Illinois state Senator Mike Halpin, a primary sponsor of the bill, noted the current price for a twin-pack of injectors can range from $500 to $700.
“No household should have to decide between buying life-saving medication and providing food for their family,” said Halpin. “This legislation marks a significant stride toward enhancing the affordability and accessibility of EPIPENs for all Illinoisans who require them.”
AAFA Applauds Illinois Action, Calls on Other States to Follow Suit
Kenneth Mendez, President and CEO of AAFA, said the move is a huge win for Illinois families.
“AAFA commends the bipartisan group of Illinois lawmakers who came together to draft and pass this legislation,” Mendez said. “There’s no question about it – this bill will improve access to epinephrine and save lives. States across the country should look to this law as a guide and take steps to enact similar legislation for the benefit of their state’s citizens.”