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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kim W ·
Unfortunately, our insurance won't cover auvi-Q. It is interesting, however, since we pay 90% of our prescriptions. I did find out through an Auvi-Q rep that pharmacies set their own price. I had the pharmacist check on the pricing since we pay most of the price anyway, but it was about $39 more. It is sold to the pharmacies as the same price as the Epi-pens. My husband is self imployed - thus the expensive insurance.
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Esther Mallon ·
well im just finding out that my two youngest one s has got a milk and peach allery and one of them also have asthsm too and I don't even have a pen in the house at all wht do I doi also have a food allergy to and we can afford one either and I ask my insurance they don't knw if they cover it
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Kathy P ·
Hi Esther - I know that Auvi-Q and Epi Pen both have discounts at the moment to cover the cost of a prescription. You can see the link Lynda posted about regarding the Auvi-Q. And here is the info on EpiPen .
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Starkled ·
Welcome Esther!! Sorry to hear that you are dealing with food allergies, but we are glad that you found us! You've come to the right place for support. The majority of insurances do cover epinephrine auto-injectors, but it really depends on your insurance policy as to which ones they will cover and how much they will cover. Has your doctor called in a prescription to your pharmacy already? Once your pharmacy has a prescription on file they should be able to submit a claim and tell you what...
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cheymom ·
Esther! Most insurances do cover Epipens. I would recommend calling your insurance and ask them if they cover Epipens.
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Lynda ·
We will be updating the downloadable resource with new discount information from Auvi-Q: New discount offer from Auvi-Q. Up to $100 per two‑pack of Auvi‑Q, up to a maximum of three two‑packs per prescription. This offer can be used an unlimited number of times until 12/31/13. More info at http://www.auvi-q.com/ support-and-savings
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Lynda ·
There will be 4 epinephrine auto injectors on the US market by the end of June - Adrenaclick, Auvi-Q, EpiPen and a generic of Adrenaclick.
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blake201 ·
I got a prescription for Auvi-Q and tried to have it filled but my insurance refused it—they said I had to pay full price ($200+). So for now we are sticking with Epi-Pens.
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amdeitz ·
My son's allergist gave us a voucher/coupon in case our insurance did not cover it - $25.00 for the first 2. Luckily, our insurance covered it, but it is still more expensive than Epi Pens. However, the smaller size (my son is just starting to carry) and the automated instructions are worth the extra expense for us. Ask your allergist if he/she has any coupons to spare!
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FloridaAllergy ·
This is very interesting. Do you know if the generic for Adrenaclick will "overwrite" the brand one? We cannot seem to find its availability at least in FL.
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Starkled ·
Hello Francesca, By overwrite, do you mean will brand Adrenaclick production be halted or are you wondering about generic substitution requirements between the two? As far as availability, many pharmacies won't order in a product or keep a product in stock unless they see a need for it (ie: until they have consistent requests for it). If you would like a specific item, most pharmacies are happy to order it in for you, and often they can have it in stock within a day or two of your request.
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Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Infants and Toddlers to Be Available May 1

KFA News Team ·
Kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced that AUVI-q® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.1 mg will be available nationwide by prescription beginning May 1, 2018. AUVI-q 0.1 mg is indicated for the treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in infants and toddlers weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds (7.5 to 15 kilograms).
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Everything You Need to Know About Epinephrine (Video & Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on February 26, 2014 featuring two of our medical advisors, Michael Pistiner, MD, and Angela Nace, PharmD. They...
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FDA Will Review New AUVI-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injector for Infants and Small Children

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Priority Review of its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for AUVI-Q 0.1 mg, the first known epinephrine auto-injector specifically designed for the treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions in infants and small children weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds.
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Football Legend Jerome Bettis & Cookbook Guru Robin Miller Kick-off Auvi-Q™ Anaphylaxis Awareness Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Football Legend Jerome Bettis& Cookbook Guru Robin MillerKick-off Auvi-Q Anaphylaxis Awareness Campaign - Bettis and Miller, Both at Risk for Anaphylaxis, Join Forces with Sanofi US to Introduce Auvi-Q (Epinephrine Injection, USP ) and Serve Up Allergy-Friendly Tips for Big Game Parties - Bridgewater, NJ January 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Jerome Bettis and Robin Miller are teaming up with Sanofi US to raise awareness of life-threatening...
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AUVI-Q® Epinephrine Auto-Injector Coming Back in 2017

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced that it will reintroduce AUVI-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) auto-injector to the U.S. market in the first half of 2017. AUVI-Q is a prescription medicine used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in people who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic reactions.
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AUVI-Q Hold Time Changes to 2 Seconds

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kaléo recently announced that they changed the hold time of their AUVI-Q epinephrine auto-injectors. They changed the time from 5 seconds to 2 seconds.
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Auvi-Q Recall Update: What You Can Do Now

KFA News Team ·
 All Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector devices were recalled  on October 28, 2015.   The reason for the recall of ALL Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injectors is "potentially inaccurate dosage delivery." This means that some of the devices may...
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Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This content has been updated for 2014 and can be found here: http://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/blog/commercially-available-epinephrine-auto-injectors-available-with-a-prescription-in-the-united-states-2014   Commercially Available...
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Commercially Available Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Available with a Prescription in the United States (2014)

KFA Medical Advisors ·
Commercially Available Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Available with a Prescription in the United States   Update: On October 28, 2015, all Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector devices were recalled . Please visit the www.auvi-q.com website for details...
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AAFA Applauds Walgreens and Kaléo Partnership, Increasing Patient Access to Life-Saving Epinephrine

KFA News Team ·
Walgreens and kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, are working together to improve access to epinephrine auto-injectors by making kaléo’s AUVI-Q® available through Walgreens locations nationwide. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) applauds this effort to help thousands of Americans with their epinephrine needs during the back to school season, as supply issues have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by other manufacturers.
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Walgreens Locations Will Now Carry AUVI-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

KFA News Team ·
Walgreens and kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, are working together to improve access to epinephrine auto-injectors by making kaléo’s AUVI-Q® 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg available through Walgreens locations nationwide. This comes in an effort to help thousands of Americans with their epinephrine needs during the back to school season, as supply issues have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by other manufacturers.
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Walgreens to Now Carry Kaléo AUVI-q 0.1 mg Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Infants and Toddlers

KFA News Team ·
Walgreens and kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced AUVI-q® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.1 mg auto-injector is available at Walgreens locations nationwide. AUVI-q 0.1 mg is the first and only epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for infants and toddlers weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds (7.5 to 15 kilograms). Through this collaboration, Walgreens is the first national retail pharmacy to offer the entire AUVI-Q auto-injector
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What to Do If You Can’t Afford Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The manufacturers of epinephrine auto-injectors have extended their U.S. savings card programs through 2018. Epinephrine is the only treatment for a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis). It is only available through a prescription by your doctor. Each prescription comes with two auto-injectors in a set. People with food allergies need two of these auto-injectors with them at all times.
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Ignore the Media Reports, There is NO Shortage of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

KFA Medical Advisors ·
A recent media report said epinephrine auto-injectors are in short supply and/or not available nationwide. This report is incorrect. The report has led to panic among many living with food allergies.     Any such report is a gross...
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Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sanofi US Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Auvi-Q ® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery   [Press Release]   Company Contact Karen Sutherland Tel. : +1 908-989-0726 Email : USMediaRelations@Sanofi.com     Bridgewater, N.J. - October 30, 2015 - Sanofi US is voluntarily recalling all Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP).The recall involves all Auvi-Q currently on the market and includes both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths for hospitals,...
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Jerome Bettis, Sanofi US and Allergy Foundation Launch Severe, Life-Threatening Allergies Quiz

Kids With Food Allergies ·
– What’s Your AQ ? Answers Common Anaphylaxis Questions During National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month –   BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional football icon Jerome Bettis, the Asthma and Allergy...
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Kaléo Confirms U.S. Availability of AUVI-Q® Auto-injector for Back-to-School Season

KFA News Team ·
Kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today commented on reports of continued manufacturing delays of epinephrine auto-injectors in the United States. Kaléo confirmed that AUVI-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-injectors are available for prescription and are not affected by the manufacturing delays reported by other epinephrine auto-injector manufacturers. Kaléo has sufficient supply to meet any anticipated demand. For live assistance in filling an AUVI-Q prescription, any patient,
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Sanofi's Auvi-Q™, The First Voice-Guided Epinephrine Auto-Injector, Is Now Available In The U.S.

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sanofi Announces Auvi-Q™, The First And Only Voice-Guided Epinephrine Auto-Injector, Is Now Available In The U.S.   – Breakthrough device design talks patients and caregivers through the injection process – BRIDGEWATER, N.J.,...
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Sanofi US Parts Ways with Auvi-Q® Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

KFA News Team ·
Sanofi recalled all Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) last year . The company issued this statement today. Sanofi US to Return Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) Rights to kalo Press Release BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi announced today that the license and development agreement between Sanofi and kalo, formerly Intelliject Inc., the developer of Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP), will terminate later this year. At that time, all U.S. and Canadian rights will...
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Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q: Card-Sized, Voice-Activated Epinephrine Auto-Injector

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q™, First Voice-guided Epinephrine Auto-injector for Patients with Life-threatening Allergies   Update: On October 28, 2015, all Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector devices were recalled . Please visit...
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kandicejo ·
I'm so excited for this new size! I've signed up to be notified when it becomes available. Since DS also carries his spacer/inhaler, having a smaller epi device will make a huge difference in the emergency pack he can wear.
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Abigail's Mommy ·
This new design will be much easier for men to carry in their pockets. Many men and teens don't want to carry the current epi devices because they're too bulky to fit in their pockets. I hope this new design will increase compliance and save lives. It will also be easier to fit in cute little evening bags, so high school girls will be likely to carry their epis to dances (like prom and homecoming). When I go to military balls, it's hard to find evening bags that can accommodate my epis.
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mj ·
The size of this device will actually create more issues than solve. Its small size will resemble many other small devices or items one may carry in a purse or pocket. (smart phones etc.) When it is a panic situation and you are digging through a purse or pocket for this gadget it will only make the situation worse. Also, it takes a total of 34 seconds to go throught the process of using this gadget. This includes listening to all the prompts. Way to long in my opionion. People dont have...
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Starkled ·
to KFA mj!! You've brought up some intriguing points! It will be interesting to see how Sanofi will address these issues by the time it becomes available. I have heard that they will be taking their time to do large scale education and marketing before they release the product. I don't think the size will be an issue for me personally, as I have a dedicated bag and compartment in my purse for emergency meds, but I can see how it might be a problem for a few folks. I know that my DH will be...
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Rachel99 ·
Interesting points. In terms of locating the device, I would imagine most people would keep them in their med/Epi bags--at least that's what I do with our Epi-Pens--I keep them in a case within my bag so I can access them fast if necessary (and labeled in case someone else has to fish them out). My husband keeps his set in a case in his briefcase. If we get the Auvi-Q, I would just put them in there, and maybe get smaller cases. Is it only able to be used with the audio prompts? I thought...
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Re: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Infants and Toddlers to Be Available May 1

MrsButters ·
This is great news! Wish they had this available a few months ago when my toddler had to make use of an epinephrine injection. I feel like the epinephrine injection itself caused nearly as much shock to his system as the allergen, since it was a slightly higher dose then his 30lb pound could handle. We love Auvi-Q injectors and their ease of use. I wish insurance would cover them so we could refill next year beyond the initial affordability program. Thanks for posting! What great news this...
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K8sMom2002 ·
Hugs on the reaction and having to use epinephrine to begin with! I'd not heard that there was a time limit on Auvi-Q's AffordAbility program. I just checked their website, and I must be missing something, because I didn't see it there. How about starting a new topic so you can share a link about that?
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MrsButters ·
@K8sMom2002 , Thank you. My oldest son (6 years) was really sad when we had to use the epinephrine for his little brother and said, "I was hoping we'd never have to use it." Me too, bud, me too. :'( I guess I didn't mean to imply that there was a time limit, but rather a quantity limit on the Auvi-Q affordability program. We have already received our maximum quantity of Auvi-Q injectors. I do not know if that resets annually or not. I suppose it is something to look into. Sorry to have...
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K8sMom2002 ·
Hey, shared information is what helps ALL of us! And I'd never thought of possible quantity or time limits on the program, so it's good to keep that on my radar. Please, please, keep sharing good questions and thoughts like this -- that's what makes our community SO strong. And I think what your oldest son said about his little brother was sad AND sweet. Way to go for him being such a good big brother!
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Lynda ·
In case this offers any additional information, here's a recent NPR article. How To Save Money On Prescription Drugs, Insured Or Not SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 6:08 AM ET
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hurley ·
Anyone else having issues with the generic epi not working? We are fighting for the brand so we know it works well for our daughter. She was in a panic when the generic epi wouldn't work. She is so afraid of them now. How can I get her brand if I have insurance? Thank goodness we were home to grab an epi pen I had in the kitchen drawer!
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Allison ·
What do you mean by "not working?" It wouldn't fire? By the way, we just published updates on our blog about the branded one: http://community.kidswithfooda...costs-of-epinephrine
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hurley ·
Yes, it would not fire. We tried both pens in the pack and neither would fire. I remembered I had epi pens I refilled in May before insurance made us go generic. I ran and grabbed them. It worked as always. My daughter still has bruises from where we tried to inject the generic pens a week later. I will never trust them again. Stef
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Taric25 ·
Uh, just use a syringe? It's about twenty bucks, medicine included. Seriously, for a family that can't afford food if they purchase an auto-injector, a syringe takes a bit of training and provides the same medicine. Yes, an auto-injector is nice, but not everybody can afford it.
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Jen ·
Hi Taric, Welcome to KFA. What food allergies do you manage? A syringe can be an option. However, in an emergency, it can be difficult to draw up the meds quickly. I was just talking re that w an er nurse the other day. But...still better than not having epinephrine for sure.
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hurley ·
I have idiopathic anaphylaxis. I'm told it's a form of a mast cell disorder. All it means is that I can become anaphylactic to anything at anytime. Example- I just had knee replacement surgery. I had been taking my pain medicine less than recommended for about two weeks. When I took it the next time I needed it, I went into anaphylaxis. Another one is sometimes I walk out the door and I go into anaphylaxis. I do have known food allergies, but I avoid them. So anytime, anywhere. My kids have...
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K8sMom2002 ·
Hurley, ... that has to be so frustrating and terrifying! And having to buy that many replacement auto-injectors... wowzer!
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hurley ·
The end of last week, my doctor talked to the insurance. He got me brand epi pens back. But I am still only allowed a two pack every 23 days as their prescription plan does for all drugs. Errrr! Thank goodness my daughter and I use the same dose in epi's now. Doctor said to fill it every 23 days until I get three packs. Then replace as needed. Stef
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K8sMom2002 ·
That's scary that you're having to use your DD's epinephrine as a backup plan for you. What if your daughter needs those epinephrine auto-injectors?
 
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