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Epinephrine Accessibility Act

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It will allow pharmacists to substitute a generic equivalent for the medicine which is currently not allowed by law. It will allow pharmacists to substitute a generic equivalent for the medicine which is currently not allowed by law.
Recently the cost of the EpiPen has increased dramatically, not due to the medication but the mechanism that injects the drug. Recently the cost of the EpiPen has increased dramatically, not due to the medication but the mechanism that injects the drug.

A local state lawmaker is working to save lives by making a much needed drug more affordable to those who depend upon it for survival.

4th District State Representative Bob Cupp has co-sponsored the Epinephrine Accessibility Act. It will allow pharmacists to substitute a generic equivalent for the medicine which is currently not allowed by law. An EpiPen can mean the difference between life and death when someone goes into anaphylactic shock. Recently the cost of the EpiPen has increased dramatically, not due to the medication but the mechanism that injects the drug.

"The cost of the EpiPens is all out of proportion to what it costs to manufacture the medicine, but the device they have to easily inject it is what is special to this company that makes the EpiPens, but there is others that have come on the market that are also available now and this will allow those to be used at much, much lower cost," commented Cupp.

Cupp says the bill has passed the house and is now onto the senate. If it passes there he says it's on to the governor's desk sometime in July.

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