Facing Pressure Over Price Hikes, EpiPen Manufacturer Says It Will Distribute A Generic Version

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Mylan, the manufacturer of EpiPen, is introducing a generic version of the drug that will cost about half the price. (intropin/Flickr)
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After complaints over five price hikes since 2009, Mylan, the manufacturer of EpiPen, the rapid response allergy shot is introducing a generic version of the drug.

The pharmaceutical company said the alternate drug will be released in several weeks for $300 for a two-pack of dosages, about half the price of the current drug.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Jill Schlesinger of CBS News, about the allergy injection pen uproar.

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Jill Schlesinger, CBS News business analyst and host of “Jill on Money.” She tweets @jillonmoney.

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