Should Mylan be able to charge whatever it wants for the EpiPen? | The Tylt

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Mylan CEO Heather Bresch said the complex supply chain in healthcare is to blame for the price increase: "This system needs to be fixed. No one knows what anything costs."
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Mylan doesn't even get most of the money from the EpiPen price hike! CEO Heather Bresch said the price is the result of a system where "four or five hands that the product touches and companies that it goes through before it ever gets to that patient at the counter. That $608 is a list price. What Mylan takes from that, our net sales is $274, so $137 per pen."
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Plus, Mylan already offers steep discounts on its EpiPen to some patients.
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And the argument that you can't get an alternative is not entirely true. You can ask your doctor for a generic.
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But critics argue there's no denying Heather Bresch has gotten rich by jacking the price on patients with life-threatening allergies.
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Mylan CEO Heather Bresch is also the daughter of a U.S. Senator, and has a history of questionable business practices.
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has also come out against Mylan's price hike.
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And Mylan has a near-monopoly in the market, thanks to the lack of FDA regulations—putting the cost of the EpiPen out of reach for many working class families.
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