The company CEO of critical survival pen is run by Dem Senator Joe Manchin's daughter.

August 26, 2016

 

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), whose daughter Heather Bresch is the CEO of the company that makes EpiPens, said Thursday that he shares his colleagues' concerns about the recent price hike in the emergency allergy medication.

"I am aware of the questions my colleagues and many parents are asking, and frankly I share their concerns about the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs," Manchin said in a statement. 

 

Mylan, the maker of EpiPens, has faced a recent uproar over a more than 400 percent increase in the cost of the device.

 

The company on Thursday announced steps to provide greater discounts to people purchasing EpiPens, but some lawmakers called the response inadequate.  

 

"Today I heard Mylan's initial response, and I am sure Mylan will have a more comprehensive and formal response to those questions‎," Manchin said. "I look forward to reviewing their response in detail and working with my colleagues and all interested parties to lower the price of prescription drugs and to continue to improve our health care system."

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