epi pen

Is there a way to lower the cost of an EpiPen?

Celia Smoak Spell

Assistant Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

The lifesaving medication contained in an EpiPen is not expensive; the high cost is due mainly to the injector. Competing devices have not been successful so far, and no generic alternative is yet available. Finding ways to mandate that insurance fully cover the medication may not really bring the price down.