EpiPen price increases causes turmoil among allergy sufferers

Austin, TX – June 20, 2016 –  Epinephrine pens (commonly referred to as EpiPens) are extremely important for the health of anyone with severe allergies. Recently the main competitor of the EpiPen,Auvi-Q, recalled the products and stopped production last year. Now EpiPens areincreasing in price and people are frustrated.

“There’s not a cost war anymore,so they can do what they want with the price,” said Sunny Kallmer, a physician assistant with Texan Allergy & Sinus Center. “And now it’s gone up. It usedto be about $400 per EpiPen and they come in a two-pack. Whereas, now, I’mseeing more $500 and $600.”

The final cost of EpiPens willdepend a lot on personal insurance and their websitehas coupons available as well.

About Texan Allergy & Sinus Center:

Texan Allergy & Sinus Centeris a statewide allergy and sinus clinic that started in 2012 under the care andsupervision of Dr. Christopher Thompson. The company has grown exponentiallysince then, adding several locations in Austin, San Antonio, Waco, Midland, ElPaso, and Dallas-Fort Worth. Having cared for tens of thousands of patients,Texan Allergy & Sinus Center specializes in sublingual immunotherapy forallergies by creating personalized allergy drops that can be taken by severelyallergic patients of all ages.

About Sunny Kallmer, MPAS, PA-C:

Sunny Kallmer graduated withdistinction from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha in 1994,with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies. She’s been a proud Texan eversince. After working in family practice for close to 20 years, she learned andappreciated the huge burden that allergies have on health and quality of life.

At Texan Allergy & SinusCenter, she is motivated to best address allergies at their origin, rather thanjust managing the complications of secondary infections, eczema, asthma, andoverall suffering. Sunny is passionate in practicing preventive medicine andoptimizing quality of life.

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