Colorado House passes legislation to cap EpiPen cost

After becoming the first state to cap the cost of insulin, Colorado is setting its sights on capping EpiPen costs too.
Published: Mar. 8, 2023 at 3:50 PM MST
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The Colorado House passed legislation Tuesday to cap the cost of EpiPens at a flat $60 price for a two-pack.

Epinephrine auto-injection devices, aka EpiPens, cost as much as $700 for a two pack. After the EpiPen trademark was acquired by the pharmaceutical company Mylan in 2007, prices were raised 660% to $690.

House Bill 23-1002 creates the EpiPen Affordibility Program, giving uninsured Coloradans with a prescription to apply online through the Colorado Division of Insurance to obtain low-cost epinephrine auto-injectors.

The bill would also require manufacturers to post access to the program on their websites.