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Doctors react to generic EpiPen announcement

Mylon announced they will be making a generic EpiPen that will cost less. (Source: WALB) Mylon announced they will be making a generic EpiPen that will cost less. (Source: WALB)
Dr.Bridges thinks $300 is still too much for the EpiPen. (Source: WALB) Dr.Bridges thinks $300 is still too much for the EpiPen. (Source: WALB)
There is talk that other companies are looking to make a generic EpiPen as well. (Source: WALB) There is talk that other companies are looking to make a generic EpiPen as well. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

EpiPen prices continue to make headlines. 

The company behind the lifesaving allergy medication plans to start selling a cheaper generic option.

Other companies have tried that and were unsuccessful. 

This version is believed to be almost identical to Mylan's original. 

One south Georgia allergist says it's a step in the right direction, but even $300 is not reasonable for some families. 

"A lot of times when we prescribe EpiPens we are also prescribing asthma inhalers and nasal sprays. So our patients are walking out the door with four to five prescriptions so with one of them costing $300 that is still a big chunk of change," said allergist Dr. Tracy Bridges. 

Dr. Bridges says he has heard that other companies are working on their own version.

He looks forward to those being released in the future. 

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