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Price increases on lifesaving EpiPens have parents outraged — but the CEO of the company that makes them said no one's more frustrated than her, pointing to other players in an "outdated" health-care system.
The company is reducing the cost of EpiPens through the use of a savings card that will cover up to $300 for the EpiPen 2-Pak. Patients who were previously paying the full price for the EpiPen will have their out-of-pocket cost cut by 50 percent. Mylan also is doubling the eligibility for its patient assistance program
There is a system. I laid out that there are four or five hands that the product touches, and companies that it goes through before it ever gets to that patient at the counter. Everyone should be frustrated. I'm hoping that this is an inflection point for this country."
But hey, isnt that what Capitalism is all about? Maximum profits and screw the rest. Thinking about those that you screw over makes a you socialist. Long live Capitalism!!!!! ... The above was written totally tongue-in-the-cheeck.
originally posted by: Hellhound604
But hey, isnt that what Capitalism is all about? Maximum profits and screw the rest. Thinking about those that you screw over makes a you socialist. Long live Capitalism!!!!!
... The above was written totally tongue-in-the-cheeck.
How many times have I read similar stories in the news lately? There is this AIDs drug, a CF drug, the Epipen all in a matter of a few months. The type of people behind this and other, similar stories, dont deserve to be called humans, rather predators, preying on the needs of others.
originally posted by: jimmyx
the CEO was on CNBC this morning, and the host told her that the entire EPIPEN costs about 4 dollars to manufacture...5 years ago it sold for 60 dollars, and in the following years climbed about 100 dollars a year to 608 dollars this year....they can't stop themselves from being so greedy, even to the point that the government will step in and regulate....and then BIG PHARMA will bitch and moan about regulations hurting their business, and of course they will blame government overreach.....F them.
originally posted by: jhn7537
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: jhn7537
Run for any political office, my support is yours.
I'm only 31, but I really am interested in cleaning up US politics... If I ran locally (working my way up), my biggest piece I'd want to get passed would be term limits at all levels of Govt.