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.
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