EpiPen or Epi-Pill?

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November 21, 2016

Allergies

Over 43 million patients use an EpiPen. Due to increased cost of the EpiPen, scientists are looking for alternative options to lower the cost for patients. According to a recent CNBC article, scientists are testing a new oral tablet that may prove cost effective.

The “Epi-pill” would work by dissolving under the patients tongue. Especially relevant, a dissolving tablet keeps the drug out of the digestive tract. More importantly, it allows the drug to enter the bloodstream within a matter of seconds.

Therefore, the goal of this research is to reduce the price of the EpiPen to patients by providing a economic alternative.

To read more about this article, click here.

This entry was posted in Allergies on November 21, 2016 by admin admin.

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