Senator Questions EpiPen Pricing by Company His Daughter Runs

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At least six minutes life threatening food allergies and some went to the house. The company behind emergency allergy treatment at feet and responding to this second attack for an usery is over the drug skyrocketing price. My pharmaceuticals announcing a 300 dollars savings card for patients doubling eligibility for a patient assistance program but not reducing the drugs list price. According to the company's CEO on CNBC this is why. And here's the perverse thing. Had we reduce the list price I couldn't insure that everyone who needs an epi pen gets one so we went around the system. A two back of abbey and is jump from 100 dollars in 2009 to more than 600 dollars the technology. Really hasn't changed much over those last eight years but meantime the price is now up over 400%. Brash blaming the health care system. There's no question the system is broken that the system incentivizes higher prices. Some parents whose children rely on at the and footing the bill. The financial burden of continuing to do so with the latest price increases is unbearable for her family. Sarah Jessica Parker a spokesperson from island riding on Inkster Graham I have ended my relationship with mylan is a direct result of the price increase. And senator Joseph mansion the father of islands CEO today responding stating he shared concerns about the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs. And assure my level have eight more comprehensive and formal response to questions. Lord Lester ABC news Los Angeles.

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