Sign the petition: Tell Congress to investigate Mylan and other pharmas gouging American citizens
Many people who are prone to allergic attacks are also prone to having their throat air passages close from the internal swelling and inflammation. Without immediate treatment this can cause many children and adults to suffocate and die. They die a terrifying death of asphyxiation.
In 1977, the life-saving EpiPen was created. The self-injecting shot of adrenaline can sometimes halt the air passages from closing further, for a brief period, which gives the victim more time to seek emergency care.
A pharmaceutical company called Mylan acquired the EpiPen in 2007, and immediately began hiking up the prices to a whopping 600%. That’s wonderful for the multi-billion dollar company, and it’s been awesome for Mylan CEO Heather Bresch who gave herself a big fat pay raise. Reports show that from 2007 to 2015, Bresch's total compensation went from $2,453,456 to $18,931,068 — yet she can’t afford to offer her “generic” drug at a fair price in order to save the lives of those who are in need and don’t know how to obtain the life-saving medication any other way.
This is wrong. This is inhumane. And it must stop.
Sign the Petition: Tell Congress to investigate Mylan and other pharmas gouging American citizens.
From: [Your Name]
Mylan's acquisition of a lifesaving drug like EpiPen—and its subsequent price gouging—is inhumane, and must be investigated.