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Generic for Opioid Antidote Evzio on the Way After Price Hikes Spark Criticism

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Friday, December 14, 2018 | 0

The pricey Evzio auto-injector, which is used to administer opioid overdose antidote naloxone, will come in a generic form next year at a price of $178, compared to the current brand-name price of $4,100, drugmaker Kaleo announced. Generic drugs are typically introduced after the patent on a brand-name medication expires. But the Evzio generic will be available in mid-2019, “well in advance of Evzio’s patent expirations,” Kaleo said in a news release on Wednesday. The generic will be offered through Kaleo subsidiary IJ Therapeutics. Kaleo has come under fire for its steep p...

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