Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) today announced availability of the FDA-approved generic version of EpiPen Jr®1 (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg, in the U.S. The product is available in most retail pharmacies, and the Wholesale Acquisition Cost is $3002 for a 2-pack.
”We’re pleased to provide access to Epinephrine Injection (Auto-Injector) in two strengths for patients who may experience life-threatening allergic emergencies,” said Brendan O’Grady, EVP and Head of North America Commercial. “We will continue working to ensure availability of both strengths in the US and plan to accelerate production to meet the urgent need for this medicine.”
With nearly 500 generic medicines available, Teva has the largest portfolio of FDA-approved generic products on the market and holds the leading position in first-to-file opportunities, with over 100 pending first-to-files in the US. Currently, one in nine generic prescriptions dispensed in the US is filled with a Teva product.
Teva’s generic equivalent of EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® utilize the Antares Pharma (NASDAQ: ATRS) VIBEX® device. Antares and Teva have an exclusive License, Development and Supply Agreement for epinephrine auto injector products that Teva markets in the U.S.
About Epinephrine Injection
Epinephrine Injection (Auto-Injector) is a prescription medicine in a disposable, prefilled automatic injection device (auto-injector) used to treat life-threatening, allergic emergencies including anaphylaxis in people who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic emergencies. Each device contains a single dose of epinephrine.
Epinephrine Injection (Auto-Injector) is for immediate self (or caregiver) administration and does not take the place of emergency medical care. You should get emergency help right away after using Epinephrine Injection (Auto-Injector).
Epinephrine Injection, 0.3 mg (Auto-Injector) is for patients who weigh 66 pounds or more (30 kilograms or more). Epinephrine Injection, 0.15 mg (Auto-Injector) is for patients who weigh about 33 to 66 pounds (15 to 30 kilograms). It is not known if Epinephrine Injection (Auto-Injector) is safe and effective in children who weigh less than 33 pounds (15 kilograms).