CVS just announced a super cheap generic alternative to EpiPen

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Pharmaceutical giant CVS announced Thursday that it has partnered with Impax Laboratories to sell a generic epinephrine auto-injector for $109.99 for a two-pack-a dramatic cut from Mylan's Epipen two-pack prices, which list for more than $600 as a brand name and $300 as a generic.

"Over the past year, nearly 150,000 people signed on to a petition asking for a lower-cost epinephrine auto-injector option and millions more were active in social media searching for a solution," she said in a statement.

Last year, Mylan came under heavy fire from the public and lawmakers for the soaring cost of its devices, as well as allegedly cheating Medicaid out of millions and using anti-competitive practices to set up deals with school systems.

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