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Wed Aug 24, 2016, 01:45 PM Aug 2016

Hillary Clinton calls for EpiPen price cuts

Hillary Clinton has joined the chorus calling on Mylan Pharmaceutical NV to reduce the price of the EpiPen, the epinephrine auto-injector used by those with severe allergies to counter attacks of anaphylactic shock.

“Millions of Americans with severe allergies rely on their EpiPens. When an allergic reaction leads to anaphylactic shock, a shot of epinephrine can literally be the difference between life and death," Clinton said in an emailed statement. "But now, just as parents are about to send kids with severe food and insect allergies back to school, the EpiPen's manufacturer is hiking its price to an all-time high."


Clinton said she has proposed a plan to reduce exorbitant drug price hikes. She said the plan would require drug companies "to explain significant price increases, and prove that any additional costs are linked to additional patient benefits and better value."

"Since there is no apparent justification in this case, I am calling on Mylan to immediately reduce the price of EpiPens," she added.

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Hillary Clinton calls for EpiPen price cuts (Original Post) KMOD Aug 2016 OP
They should look into the pressure the Senate put on the FDA to block the generic MattP Aug 2016 #1
Pharmaceuticals need to be regulated like public utilities. nt Xipe Totec Aug 2016 #2
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