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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:18 pm 
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Attention auto-injector shoppers: by Winter you'll have a new, smaller epi option in the U.S.

Not sure the timing yet on Canada. Will be finding out.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/mylan- ... 2012-02-16

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:09 am 
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Gwen, maybe you can help me understand this.

Isn't twinject a lot more similar to epi-pen then the Intelliject autoinjecter? (I think it's been renamed E-Cu.) If twinject was able to bring it to market, how is intelliject having problems over patent litigation?

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I showed a picture of the new one to my teen son, thinking he'd be as thrilled as me. He said "I have to learn to use a new one?" I said it's still an autoinjecter, and it won't be difficult. I explained about the size and that he could clip it to his belt. He shook his haid and said "I'd just lose it. Will the epi-pen still be available?"

So I guess we won't be switching for a while, because he's right...he would just lose it. :rofl

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:26 am 
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As soon as my teenager woke up today I told her about the new, smaller auto-injector and she was pleased! :happydance Let's hope it gets okayed in Canada quickly.

Are they available over the counter in the US? Guessing our insurance wouldn't cover it if we bought it that way.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:44 pm 
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Awesome. Smaller is better for us, too.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:28 am 
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Yes, it's a new learning curve and remember how many schools didn't want to have to deal with the Twin-Ject?
How many teenage boys don't carry an auto-injector because it's too big and bulky? If this solves that problem, I'm all for it!
Anytime a competitor is intoroduced into the marketplace, it makes the other companies sit up and take notice. They don't want to lose business and so will try to sweeten the deal for the consumer.
Remember how Epipen started giving away trainers once Twin-Ject came out?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:49 pm 
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I am all for this new injector. If I had momey to invest, this is a company I would have invested in.

And it was when twinject was being released that the epi-pen improved the case theirs came in.

But, I won't force my son to switch. He's comfortable with the epi-pen, and I have no complaints about the quality of their product.

For myself, depending on cost and whether or not insurance covers it, I would like to switch for the convenience of not having to carry a purse or wear a fanny pack.

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