Dem senator’s daughter could face Congress over EpiPen price hike

by Rebecca Savransky | the Hill  |  published on August 24, 2016


Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) daughter may have to explain to Congress why her company hiked up the price of EpiPens, Bloomberg News is reporting.

Heather Bresch serves as the CEO of Mylan, which acquired EpiPen in 2007. Since then, the device’s cost has increased 400 percent, from $57 to more than $500.

Bresch could be called to Capitol Hill next month to explain the price increase, according to Bloomberg.

Members of Congress have expressed concern over the price increase for the EpiPen, a lifesaving injection for people suffering from severe allergic reactions.

“I am deeply concerned by this significant price increase for a product that has been on the market for more than three decades, and by Mylan’s failure to publicly explain the recent cost increase, which places a significant burden on parents, schools and other purchasers of the EpiPen,” Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said Tuesday in a statement.

  • Worried Vet

    It looks like political math the cost went from 57 to over 500 which they say is a 400% increase. If my math is correct it’s over an 800% increase, maybe this is why the country is broke and in debt for the rest of human history. Bad math.

  • robert sanders

    If anyone who DIES because they cannot afford to buy the epipen then the families of the diceased should file a LAW SUIT against MYLAM, for wrongful death. I assure you I will and that’s a promise.

  • rwendling70

    The reason Christianity became the dominant western religion was not the divinity of Jesus, but what he preached. Basically, we should treat each other as we would like to be treated. In many Christian sects, it remains a principle that we go to the priest/pastor with our disputes, which are then settled according to Solomon’s wisdom, 3000 years of written experience. Lawyers epitomize the sin of greed. Worse, it’s taught in law-school that winning is everything!
    Can you who are allergic to nearly everything do anything to make your life better? Sure! Eat a better diet and seek out herbs that will help. Get off your couch and be more active. And, seek another drug mfr, who will get into the EpiPen business at, say, $100.

  • johnright61

    I carry an epipen in case of an allergy reaction I have. I almost could not buy the last one because it was $258.00, but I need to have it. Now, I will gamble and not carry one because the next one will cost right around $1000.00. After raising the price, Mylan Labs CEO, daughter of Senator Joe Manchin, gave herself and others a 600% raise in pay to $19 Million. Corrupt, pure greed, self centered mindset, thief and immoral are just a few words that describe Manchin’s daughter. How many people did she and the Board put on the edge between life and death. Disgusting.

  • Tiger

    Greed and because they can. I go into shock when bit by certain spiders. In the last 5 years I have been bit twice and had to go to the ER. Lucky for me my insurance is 100%. The last run if not for my epi pen I feel I might have died. The first thing is my tongue swells and then welts everywhere, red streaks etc. This woman shows how little these companies care for any of us. Millions of people across this country are highly allergic to food etc and yes there would be massive deaths, the goal? with this price change. Matter of fact the 300 dollar price is still too high.

    These people all need to be punished seriously for price gouging and need to resign their positions.

    • reggie

      Ouch. Careful. Greed and corruption are the democrap way. It starts at the top and trickles down. I carried an epi-pen for years for sea food. Now, we cook at home 99% of the time, and the 1% when we eat out, it’s only at specific places, vacations are at places with kitchens.

      • Tiger

        Well we had a spider epidemic where I live. I don’t kill anything but roaches and now any spider that is red in color. We live where it is the last habitat of the red widow. I was bit by black widows and no problem in the past. Just flu symptoms. Florida something always trying to bite you or eat you. Don’t explore the woods like I used to. Loved to explore for miles.

        If it is Red it is Dead. And the smaller the darn thing the more toxic.

        • reggie

          That is not a pleasant thought on many levels. Just be very careful. Thiamine keeps away mosquitoes (and everyone else), is there something you can take prophylactically? I know, eat Kim Chee! Everyone and everything runs for the hills. Love the stuff, but then, there’s a price to pay. Not making fun of something so serious. Of course it’s a politician’s family. Biden’s brother and rebelling Iraq, the son who is a high-mucka-muck in the Ukraine energy sector, Reid’s son who was a front for a Chinese solar company that wanted to buy federal land (sleazy way to get around rules).

          We used to ride bikes a lot, now it’s just too dangerous. A great way of life has basically come to an end. If DT doesn’t win… Wish I knew more about computers. How do ‘they’ get in and remove files?

          • Tiger

            LMAO I hate Kim Chee my Korean friend used to make it and dig it out of the ground after it died and rotted. She smelled bad. Well we try to keep the spiders out and do what we can, I just have to stay out of the woods, although I was bit in my own bedroom each time at about 3 AM.

            You are so right about the above people you mentioned. Disgusting.

            We are in deepest of trouble if DT doesn’t win. I had a very wise old woman tell me that she knows for a fact, like in Britain there are people who are voting for Trump but are afraid to say it so we will see what happens.

            I haven’t a clue how to do anything fancy on a computer but my man works in the field and has a degree in Technology and I will ask him.

          • reggie

            Because of all of the garlic and spices, it’s really healthy, but like so many other things, gotta get used to it.

          • Tiger

            Oh I do plenty of garlic and onions and spices when they aren’t rotten.

          • reggie

            LOL!

          • Tiger

            I love food. When I was working on payday I would go to the local Steakhouse and Pub where you picked your steak and they cooked it and eat a porterhouse a big one. The men would put bets on if I could finish it or not. When dating the guys would say you are the first woman I ever dated taht eats. LOLOL

          • reggie

            what a riot, 2 funny.

          • Tiger

            Yeh my man loves it that I love food. Now I am also a body person so I am not fat and eat healthy but sure do love steaks.

          • reggie

            Second that motion. Years ago, were were in MT. Best T-bone I ever had, cooked to perfection.

          • Tiger

            We need protein bottom line and the UN wants to stop our meat eating no way.

          • Tiger

            Rggie look at this video. Trump sure needs to get hold of this. This alone should cost her votes. Especially females.

            https://www.youtube.com/embed/BdNHf1g4ivA

          • reggie

            I knew about it, but not the full details, beyond disgusting. The woman has spoken publicly about it recently, but not graphically. What I think about that creature running for president cannot be published. She’s not human, she’s a psychopath at the far end of the spectrum. I donate to several of the organizations that are trying to stop her and the bs. Now soros is going after the 10th Amendment Center among others. I donate to them, the Republican Trust and others. I’m not a republican, but am a Trumpster and proud of it. If you know anyone who is thinking about buying a car, steer clear of Ford. their foundation has joined with soros to donate $100 million to bLm, but think I’ve already told you that.

          • Tiger

            We donate also to those trying to rid us of her.

            Thanks for the heads-up on Ford. ;p

          • reggie

            They’ve done it again. WikiLeaks attorney just “committed suicide”.

          • Tiger

            NO OH MY and some man tried to get to Assange the other day. Wow they are murdering left and right oh mainly right.

          • reggie

            I just wish he would be quiet. No announcing ahead of time. Just do it. This feels like some kind of alternative universe. I’m waiting for someone to shut the video down. It is war.

          • Tiger

            You are so profound and say so much in such short order. Right on. Atlas Shrugged and worse.

          • reggie

            Two of my favorite books- Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead. I also read her small one, but was not impressed. I wanted to be an architect. Thanks, for the compliment. Widdle baby ( )uckerberg doesn’t like me any more. About 50-60% of my posts get shut down. The other trick is that they freeze the site, so I can’t make comments. Goes along with the other comment I had made 2 u. Disqus is bad, but not quite as bad.

          • Tiger

            My favorite book also along with Future Hype.

            You are welcome you deserve a compliment. ;p

            Yeh I got more enemies and been thrown off more sites than I can name. Getting to be slim pickings.

            Wear it as a badge of honor.

          • reggie

            Me too. But it frustrates me because in my alternate reality, I keep hoping that I can present info that will make someone go “Aha” and tell killery to go blow. The video you sent me is just that kind of game changer.

          • Tiger

            Good my friend keep fighting, keep using information you have millions of us doing the same thing.

          • reggie

            This is below pond scum, but no surprise. Mylan’s CEO, heather bresch, is the daughter of WV senator joe manchin. They manufactur Epi-pens. They are ALSO donors to the clinton foundation. The price “increase” happened after the FDA withdrew approval of a competing product. Nice, no? Gotta get him in, get her out. Period! I see lots of dirty dealings in WV, particularly because she told them she’d close the mines. The tentacles run deep.

          • Tiger

            They are so deep that they are going to take a really hard poison to dry them up. Trump.

          • reggie

            We can only hope.

          • Tiger

            ;p Keep the faith Reggie.

          • Elaine

            Oh, I am SO sharing this!! Thank you volumes, Tiger. Hillary is the most disgusting shred of human debris I have ever been witness to.

          • Tiger

            You go Woman what a gal. I sent it to Trump’s people.

          • Elaine

            Excellent! Keep up the good work, lady dynamo!
            Just curious … how do you send things to Trump’s people? I looked at his FB page, and didn’t see where outsiders can post things.

          • Tiger

            I will give you the comment page hold on.

          • Tiger

            Here is where me and others go his teams are still small and hopefully our ideas get to him.

            https://www.donaldjtrump.com/contact

          • Elaine

            Thank you!! For that, I will pack TWO triple chocolate chip cookies in your lunch tomorrow! They’re very healthy ……. =))

          • Tiger

            OHHHHHH I wish you could. I eat the dough before I have time to cook them. My mother used to say it gives you worms to keep me from eating it, but I knew better even back then. I called dough koottibah. Don’t ask I haven’t a clue I was 4 my mother told me I had all sorts of words for everything.

          • Elaine

            Oh, heck yes! …. big fan of cookie dough here. Recipe says “yield 4 dozen” … I end up with 3 dozen. I usually blame it on ‘I made them too big’! (I think the hubster is onto my act). I believe “worms” must have been a common scare tactic used by moms across the nation when we were kids. I got the same “warning” I don’t know how many times! (Never did get worms … Hmmmm.)

          • Tiger

            LMAO oh my goodness too funny. Yes mothers, good ones run in the same crowd. LMAO

          • Elaine

            ……………=))

          • Tiger
          • Elaine

            I’ve heard this on the radio, but the video evokes chills up the spine. Wow! Love, Love, LOVE The Duke!! Wonderful video!!

          • Tiger

            May the Almighty never forget us Elaine we are many and those representing us are not us.

          • Elaine

            Amen, my friend. Amen.

          • Tiger

            ;p

          • Tiger

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ_okAgAUGE

            We will win wait and see we are “The Americans” the new breed of cat that brought about a great nation, fought for it, died for it, bled for it, and still will.

          • Elaine

            Standing ovation! Sitting a little taller right now as I type. Wow! Just wow!
            (The boob flasher after the video was ….. unexpected !)

          • Tiger

            LMAO

    • rwendling70

      Tiger, 100% coverage must be pretty expensive. 1. Do you have Obamacare? 2. How much is your life worth? 3. With 100% coverage, what do you care what the EpiPen costs?
      The goal of any business is to make a product or provide a service which people will buy. Your mother cares about you.
      If your nanny state bureaucrats and lawyer legislators cared about you, they would obey the Constitution and stay out of business. (Fifteen examples of stupid, illegal gov’t meddling deleted)

      • Tiger

        I pay for my care and no I don’t have O care.
        You can’t put a price on my life or anyone else’s.
        I care about the price because I could die without it and with prices like this many would die because they can’t afford it. If the witch H were to get into office then I don’t know if my insurance would still be one of the few accepted by O care. But I could afford it anyway.
        My mother is dead, has been since 1979 and my father died when I was 16 so I care for me.
        And if our stupid, lopeared Muslim were not president then much that has transpired would not have ever come to fruition.

        As an RN for close to 30 years, working in all fields there is something called “Compassion” and just like price gouging gas when a crisis comes isn’t allowed because people need gas and other things, so it should be with certain lifesaving medications.

        Take it somewhere else. I don’t think I like you.

        • reggie

          Second that motion.

          • Tiger

            I tell ya these women really need the boot to the head.

          • Elaine

            Ditto!!

        • Elaine

          Great reply, Tiger! I’ve been semi-following the conversation between you and reggie …. Right on, both of you!!

          • Tiger

            Thank you she had some nerve to address me in that fashion and she is the perfect example of cold hearts the feminists and the women who follow H.

      • Elaine

        You don’t see a cause-and-effect relationship between the cost of the drugs and the cost of insurance?? When the cost of the drug balloons for no apparent reason, the insurance companies don’t just yawn and say “No biggie, we’ll cover it without raising anyone’s premiums, because we have money that fell out of the sky and is rolling out of our asses.” Get real.

        • Tiger

          LMAO “Rolling out our asses” LMAO

  • justinwachin

    This company is out to make as much profit off its product as it can, which is normal. Once again we see how worthless the Affordable Care Act is in reducing the cost of health care.

    I guess EpiPen found that they could make a lot more money off insurance companies by raising the price of their product.

    • reggie

      Must be a huge co-pay on one.

  • Climax

    I had the dual Epipen devise for when I was taking allergy shots. I never knew what the price was because it was turned into my insurance company and fully covered. I kept it in the refrigerator and it expired in a year. So think of it as a $500 expiring after 365 days when it becomes worthless. Makes you wonder why it expires too, it’s still sealed and in a refrigerated state so what goes bad or is this just another way to gouge you? Oh wait, if something happens when you do use it guess who jumps in to sue the pants off the drug company? You guessed it the Medical Lawyers. Take them out of the circle and guess what will happen to medical costs, they will drop drastically.

  • GrizzMann

    If people want what we have, they will pay our price. Socialist economics. Who- Ray for Obamacare.

  • 1947goldenjet

    I thought only Republicans liked to gouge the poor? Somebody please help me process this.

    • reggie

      Well, you need to sit down. Remember Martin Shkreli? The 32 year old punk that increased the price of Daraprim by 5000%? In 2006, he gave $3000 to the republican party, from 2006-2014, he gave $40,950. to the demos. TownHall Jan 2, 2015: “According to 2012 U.S. Census data, Democrats represent seven of the nation’s ten richest congressional districts including, California 18 (median household income $100,917), California 17 (median household income $100,652), Virginia 11 (median household income $98,815), New York 3 (median household income $96,626), Virginia 8 (median household income $92,918), California 33 (median household income $92,111), and Maryland 8 (median household income).” end quote

      • 1947goldenjet

        Wow. Good stuff. Thanx.
        Without looking up the districts, I imagine Cal 17/18 are near LA and Cal 33 is Silicon Valley.
        Va 8/11 and Md 8 are just outside of DC.
        NY 3 is Wall St/Greenwich Village.

        • reggie

          I’m starting to feel like i’m in an alternate reality. Just read that the attorney for WikiLeaks just committed suicide???

          • 1947goldenjet

            Haven’t read that yet. Wouldn’t surprise me. There were some reports of an attempt on Assange’s life earlier this week.

          • reggie

            Yup, there was. i’m a voracious reader of multiple sites, and have learned to double check. Got caught a few times by fairy tale news.

          • 1947goldenjet

            Likewise. Most of my sites are right of center (from objectively so to laughably so). But after perusing Huffenpuff Post, I need the relief.
            Still haven’t seen anything on the Wikileaks lawyer.

          • reggie

            One site – investment watch blog dot com. Now they’re saying not suicide. Big surprise, yeah?

          • 1947goldenjet

            Thanks, I’ll give it a look.

  • Genevieve

    This is true greed in the pharmaceutic industry. After 3 decades the product should be inexpensive, less than $57.00 don’t you think?

    • rwendling70

      What makes you think this? It takes now about 4 years and a billion dollars to bring a drug to market. How much time and money do YOU have? The nanny state became the nanny state because “the people” demanded perfection in the pharmaceutical business, every business. Perfection is impossible. Ergo, greedy lawyers jump into action.

      Look at all the mesothelioma attorney ads: 100 years ago no one knew about asbestos fibers causing cancer and, yet, the whole industry went broke because of ex post facto laws. That’s $30,000,000,000.00 of honest business efforts blown away. (Asbestos is still a good insulator.)

      • Elaine

        I think the point was that the EpiPen has ALREADY been on the market for over 30 years! All the things you mention apply to the newer drugs coming onto the market. Epinephrine was made available for medical purposes in the very early 1900s. Why the sudden jump in price for the EpiPen? I agree that, if anything, the price should be going down. Something else is going on here.

  • xprocowboy

    wow, it doesn’t even mention her salary increased over 600% in the same time frame

  • Marv

    There is only one reason – LEGALIZED STEALING -.

    • Crystalrcote3

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    • Climax

      Well, lets define “legalized stealing”. One word, Lawyers.

      • Sickofit

        How about another word…. Democrat!!!

  • Dan

    Well since ole Joe can engage in “insider trading” do you suppose some of his investments might be wrapped up in the Mylan company? And it’s perfectly legal, but not for you or me unless we’re a member of congress.

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