Oh, happy day!
Auvi-Q is coming back to market on February 14, 2017!
As many of you already know, Auvi-Q is an innovative, FDA-approved epinephrine auto-injector that is about the size of a deck of cards. Auvi-Q was invented by twin brothers, Eric and Evan Edwards, who suffered from severe, life-threatening food allergies as children. Eric Edwards, an MD, and Evan Edwards, an engineer, teamed up as adults to invent this unique and effective life-saving device.
This product has a very valuable place on the market:
- It fits in your pocket – making a great choices for dads, preteens and teens;
- It speaks the instructions, step-by-step – reducing the worry over training and operation;
- Auvi-Q’s needle retracts immediately after injection, mitigating the possibility of lacerations and making it safe to handle.
But that’s not even the best part. Not only are Eric and Evan patients, they’re also food allergy parents who understand the needs of our community from a unique, first-hand perspective. After speaking to patients and considering their own family’s needs, they wanted to ensure all families had access to and could afford their product. So they are introducing AffordAbility, a first-of-its-kind program under which the vast majority of patients (including those with high deductibles) can obtain Auvi-Q for $0. And, not only will the product be free for so many patients, but Auvi-Q will also be available for direct-delivery to your home (in most cases, in less than 48 hours in insulated packaging).
The makers of Auvi-Q, kaléo Pharma, wanted to remove as many of the barriers families face in order to ensure that the patients who needed this life-saving medication would be able to obtain it. No family should have fear they are unprepared to help in a life-or-death severe allergic reaction such as anaphylaxis.
The Auvi-Q website is a wealth of information: Auvi-Q.com. Please refer to it for further questions the device, prescription, the AffordAbility program, and direct delivery service.