Transcript for Epipen CEO in the Hot Seat on Capitol Hill
And other corporate executive is on the hot seat on Capitol Hill today but this time it's a pharmaceutical company ABCs out that science has that story I likened morning. Good morning Diane and Candice and the head of the company that makes acting pans in the hot seat on Capitol Hill today. Myelin CEO Heather brush will face questions over hiking prices for the lifesaving device a decision she plans to defend. This morning brash will testify before the house oversight committee and according to prepared remarks she'll argue that though the price about the pens has risen. Access to the device has increase the cost for repair about the pens jumped from a hundred dollars in 2007 to 600 dollars today marshals say Miley doesn't reap huge profit off at the patents explaining that after fees and costs they only make a hundred dollars for every two devices brushes not only -- had at the epi pen manufacturer but she's also the daughter of West Virginia senator Joseph mansion a new report is raising questions about whether her family helped create eighteen year monopoly on the medical device USA today is reporting brushes mother Gail mansion used her position as the head of an education association to boost sales and that it pence. The report says she let me quote unprecedented effort to encourage states to purchase at the pens for schools. Myelin says the report is inaccurate and is demanding arbor traction. Republican senators are also calling for a probe into my islands of rebate practices for at the pants. And west Virginia's attorney general has subpoenaed the company and an investigation into the price hikes.
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