- Associated Press - Friday, January 20, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Richmond-based pharmaceutical company Kaleo is bringing back its Auvi-Q epinephrine auto injector for treating severe allergic reactions.

Media outlets report the company announced Thursday that the product will return to the market Feb. 14. The injectors had been pulled from the market in 2015 because of manufacturing issues.

The company also announced a new Auvi-Q AffordAbility program for the product, which will have a list price of $4,500 for two single-use auto-injectors and a training device to help people learn how to use it. The AffordAbility program will cut costs for many patients to zero.

Auvi-Q has prerecorded voice prompts to guide people on how to use it to treat life-threatening allergic reactions.

The product’s main competitor is the EpiPen, the price of which has shot up in recent years.

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