Af­ter harsh light, a cheaper ver­sion of the EpiPen.

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS -

My­lan is re­leas­ing a generic ver­sion of its emer­gency al­lergy treat­ment EpiPen at half the price of the much-crit­cized branded op­tion.

My­lan NV said Fri­day that it will charge $300 for the generic ver­sion of its life-sav­ing in­jec­tions, which come in a two pack. The generic ver­sion will be­gin to reach re­tail phar­ma­cies next week.

The list price of an EpiPen two-pack, which is stocked by schools and par­ents of chil­dren with se­vere al­ler­gies, now tops $600, an in­crease of more than 500 per­cent since 2007, when My­lan bought rights to the drug. The price hikes drew scorn and Con­gres­sional in­quiry.

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