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New way to deliver epinephrine allows providers to save lives at a fraction of the cost
When Snap Medical first introduced its life-saving and cost-saving epinephrine kit, medical providers had two reactions: (1) They loved its convenience, ease of use and affordability, but (2) They wanted a kit they could also use in children.
So, Snap Medical founder and president Nancy Stamps responded to market need and created Epinephrine Snap-V, which allows medical personnel to quickly fill a syringe and give a shot of epinephrine at a life-saving dose for either an adult or a child. The convenience kit meets the needs of medical professionals to have epinephrine stocked and ready to go in case of anaphylaxis without having to spend large sums on autoinjectors to deliver the epinephrine.
“The cost of investing in autoinjectors just in case of an emergency is between $500 and $1400— prohibitively expensive for many health care providers. The cost of our life-saving kit is about $90,” says Stamps. “The fact is, nurses and doctors prefer to give a shot. It’s what they’re trained to do. Everything they need is right there in a convenient package. It’s easy and much more cost-effective to have this kit on the shelf, just in case.” The kit is registered with the FDA and licensed for use in all 50 states.
When Stamps first developed the convenience kit, the epinephrine was contained in a small ampule, dosed for someone weighing more than 66 pounds. The new kit contains the epinephrine in a single-use vial with dosing instructions for adults and children.
“I knew there was a better way to manage epinephrine. The drug itself is not a high cost drug. It’s the cost of the mechanism to administer it,” says Stamps. “Though consumers may need an autoinjector for emergency use, medical personnel don’t need an automatic device to give a shot because they give them all the time. They need the medication and all the components that are right there in an emergency, and most importantly, they need the educational piece.” That’s why Stamps put easy directions for use on the box itself.
“This kit can save a life,” says Stamps. “And it’s available today nationwide at a fraction of the cost of what people have been utilizing in the past.”