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Mylan CEO: "The US Healthcare System Bubble Is Going To Burst; This Is No Different Than The Subprime Crisis"

As noted earlier, following a feverish push by Congress and Hillary Clinton to scapegoat Mylan, and its CEO, Heather Bresch, as "greedy" examples of corporatism (even though it is not Mylan's fault it is a de facto monopoly and thus has unlimited pricing ability), the EpiPen maker on Thursday announced plans to boost access to its EpiPen Auto-Injector by expanding already existing programs for patients who are facing higher out-of-pocket costs. The company is reducing the cost of EpiPens through the use of a savings card which will cover up to $300 for the EpiPen 2-Pak.

"We recognize the significant burden on patients from continued, rising insurance premiums and being forced increasingly to pay the full list price for medicines at the pharmacy counter," Bresch said in a statement. "Patients deserve increased price transparency and affordable care, particularly as the system shifts significant costs to them."

Bresch - whose compensation has increased by 671% from $2.5 million in 2007 to $18.9 million in 2015 - then appeared on CNBC where she took her defence to the public. Here, she...


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