Amid Outrage Makers of EpiPen to Release Cheaper Alternative

CANONSBURG, PA - The recent price hike of EpiPens has left those who need them in more than just sticker shock. The pens are used to treat allergic reactions that can be fatal.

Eight years ago, a 2-pack of EpiPens was $100; the current cost is $600. Now Mylan, the pharmaceutical company that makes the pens, has announced they're introducing a generic version that will cut the cost in half to $300.

The 50% decrease may not satisfy all customers, but will at least gives those who need the pen a cheaper alternative. Good news for those out there allergic to expensive medicine.

Mylan has announced that the generic version of the medicine can be expected within the next several weeks.