Dear School Personnel,
This email is to provide information on the “Self-administration or possession of asthma, severe allergy, or anaphylaxis medication” pursuant to Montana Code Annotated 2013 (MCA)20-5-420, http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2013/mca/20/5/20-5-420.htm . Specifically, this information pertains to the possession and self-administration of auto-injectable epinephrine, also known as EpiPens. In reaction to the current high-costs for EpiPens, we would like to provide the following two options for helping parents and guardians save on the purchase of EpiPens or the generic auto-injectable epinephrine. (Please note that parents and physicians must complete a permission form to allow students to carry their own EpiPen, https://dphhs.mt.gov/Portals/85/publichealth/documents/Asthma/asthmamedicationform04032008.pdf .
The first option brings you to the Mylan Company's EpiPen website, www.epipen.com where you can download a Savings Card.
The second option brings Good News:
**There is a generic auto-injectable epinephrine out there now, see company website at: www.epinephrineautoinject.com
The cost of these generics is less than half that of EpiPens, AND there is a coupon card to download and print on the website that can be used for an additional $100 off of a 2 pack. The website also has free trainer pens available to order and other resources.