EpiPens and Hillary's children
While contradictory information swirls around the ever increasing price of the lifesaving EpiPen, a Congressional inquiry is likely to be embarrassing for its Democratic members, especially those who consider profitmaking businesses to be evil. (An exception is granted to those businesses who contribute generously to their campaigns or to the Democratic National Committee, of course.) Andrew Stiles of HeatStreet reveals a fun fact about Mylan, the pharmaceutical company that developed the EpiPen.
There is a growing controversy surrounding the surging price of EpiPens, the auto-injector devices used to treat severe allergic reactions, and the media has finally discovered that a Democratic Senator’s daughter is at the center of it. (snip)
However, the media seems to have only recently caught on to the fact that Mylan’s CEO, Heather Bresch, is the daughter of Senator Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.). This could make things pretty awkward in the U.S. Senate, where several of Manchin’s colleagues are demanding answers from Mylan regarding the soaring price of EpiPens.
A female CEO of a major pharmaceutical company--why feminists must be cheering! However, a feminist favorite isn't. As Senator Bernie Sanders (Socialist often disguised as a Democrat--Vermont) tweeted in outrage
While Americans are dying because they can't afford Mylan's egregious drug prices, the company’s CEO got a 671% raise to over $18 million.
Ooooh, Bernie Sanders is opposed to women closing the income gap. Hmm, well maybe not.
Bresch is no stranger to controversy. In 2007, it was reported that Bresch had been retroactively granted an MBA from the University of West Virginia despite not meeting the requirements for graduation. The controversy came to light after reporters sought to confirm the details listed in a press release announcing Bresch’s promotion to COO of Mylan.
A subsequent investigation revealed that university administrators had altered Bresch’s transcript with grades “pulled from thin air” because Bresch was considered a “high profile” individual. Joe Manchin was governor of the state at the time, but was not directly implicated in the scandal.
Indirectly implicated -- maybe.