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Stop the Epipen Price Gouging

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We ask that there be an investigation and regulation into the 420% (adjusted for inflation!) increase in the price of Epipens since 2004. Millions of people with severe allergies carry EpiPens to reverse life-threatening allergic reactions. With this oppressive price increase, many EMT's and families are turning to manual syringes as a cheaper alternative, though doctors and patient advocates warn that it?s more complicated to get the correct dose of epinephrine and it administer safely with a syringe. Some families will be forced to hang on to expired Epipens, or worse, go without entirely. There is no discernible reason for the increase other than Mylan's desire to use their monopoly to exploit the need for this life-saving medication for exorbitant profit. Thank you.
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Oct 8th, 2016
Someone from San Francisco, CA signed.
Oct 7th, 2016
Someone from Discovery Bay, CA signed.
Oct 7th, 2016
Sydney G. from San Francisco, CA signed.
Oct 7th, 2016
Courtney C. from Washington, DC writes:
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A boycott Mylan has been organized at MylanBoycott.net. Boycott Objectives: 1. Maintain wide availability of Epipens at about $150 or less per 2-pack. 2. Boycott the thousands of other products sold by the Mylan Company. 3. Complete replacement of Mylan Company Officers and Board of Directors. 4. Accurate, honest, legal, peaceful, benefical action items. 5. Show that public backlash can bring medical extortionists to financial ruin.
Oct 6th, 2016
Someone from Minneapolis, MN signed.
Oct 5th, 2016
William S. from North Windham, CT signed.
Oct 5th, 2016
Someone from Rockport, TX writes:
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It's ridiculous to exploit the general public, patients, schools and providers for such an essential life saving medication. If such companies are not careful and continue, I hope legislation is enacted to allow life saving medication either automatically generic or allowing release as an over the counter purchase.
Oct 5th, 2016
Andrew W. from Huntersville, NC writes:
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Heather Bresch has already lied to Congress about the actual monetary gains she and Mylan have reaped at the cost of Human Life, take a look at her fellow CEO over at Yahoo http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2016/10/04/report-yahoo-secretly-scanned-customer-emails-for-u-s-intelligence.html These 2 nefarious whores should be hung side by side, along with the phucktard Wells Fargo CEO (let's just make it ALL CEOs, as 4 out of 5 of them are bonafide psychopaths)
Oct 4th, 2016
Someone from San Pablo, CA writes:
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I have been lucky to have gotten emergency medical intervention during some of my severe acute allergy reactions. I can't imagine not receiving what I need to live/survive.
Oct 4th, 2016
Gina M. from Wilmington, DE signed.
Oct 4th, 2016
Someone from Olney, MD writes:
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I think it is an outrage that the US government does not use Anti-Trust laws to break up a number of firms covering a wide spectrum of products to foster more competition and reduce prices. Healthcare is only the tip of the iceberg. Consolidations have increased tremendously as a result of easy credit and companies able to buy each other up instead of investing in future products. The areas that are most critical to people are exactly those that are targeted for monopoly type schemes exactly because demand is inelastic. This applies to health, education, food and some limited portions of the energy markets. The price of television has gone done, partly because of innovation, but also due to the fact that nobody really needs them as a first necessity. I am a firm believer in capitalism, but it is exactly the role of government to intervene with regulations in exactly these areas where the system does not work so well because of natural tendencies towards monopolies. Instead, large corporations actually write the legislation to benefit themselves and play revolving door games to for personal gain at the expense of the american people. As for Heather Bresch and Mylan, Congress should hold her in contempt for lying to them. The only thing she deserves is jail time. Back a number of years ago, she would have been tarred and feathered, or hung. There is no doubt in my mind that she has blood on her hands, including dead children because parents could not afford to purchase an epipen. I wish congress all the best in getting this woman and her corporation what they deserve. I hope that people recognize her wherever she goes, and never let her forget.
Oct 4th, 2016
Monica L. from Eastlake, OH writes:
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Even at 300 dollars when it only cost a buck of medicine it will raise our insurance premiums
Oct 4th, 2016
Someone from Ringwood, NJ signed.
Oct 4th, 2016
Someone from Ringwood, NJ signed.
Oct 3rd, 2016
Nana S. from Costa Mesa, CA writes:
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Hello, My family and I are fortunate not to worry about the affordablility of the product but I find it difficult to accept Pharmaceutical companies charging so much $ when we can get this from other countries at much lesser price (ex Canada). As my rep I hope you can stend up against this big companies so they don't monopolize this industry and effect the lives of the people who are struggling. I will be keeping watch as to how the people of our community are represented. Thanks for your time.
Oct 3rd, 2016
Someone from Cedar Park, TX signed.
Oct 2nd, 2016
Someone from Cleveland, OH signed.
Oct 2nd, 2016
Someone from Chula Vista, CA signed.
Oct 1st, 2016
Someone from Hewitt, NJ signed.
Oct 1st, 2016
Jacquelynn D. from San Antonio, TX writes:
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Can't put a price on saving a life. Especially when that price is more than the average family can afford. Mylan should be ashamed of themselves. They are nothing but greedy monsters.
Sep 30th, 2016
Tedford R. from Glendora, CA signed.
Sep 30th, 2016
Scot M. from Kankakee, IL writes:
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This company should be shut down. CEO should be sent to jail.
Sep 30th, 2016
Troy G. from Colorado Springs, CO signed.
Sep 30th, 2016
Justin K. from Cleveland, OH signed.
Sep 29th, 2016
Susan F. from New York, NY writes:
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Pharmacutical companies should not be allowed to gouge the public by overcharging for drugs. All drugs should be affordable.
Sep 29th, 2016
Someone from Rosemead, CA signed.
Sep 29th, 2016
Carolyne C. from Wayne, NJ signed.
Sep 29th, 2016
Someone from Hoboken, NJ writes:
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Everyone should be able to afford this basic life saving device at a reasonable price!
Sep 29th, 2016
Someone from Orangevale, CA writes:
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Thanks to ObamaScare not only am I dismayed by these companies gouging us, expect your heath care premiums to increase as much as 60%. I should also mention both the wife and myself just recently found out our primary care physicians retired. One was 55 years old and my doctor was only 46. They were tired of being over regulated, over worked and underpaid.
Sep 29th, 2016
Patrick C. from Bloomington, IL writes:
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It is an outrage Mylan Pharmaceuticals are holding families hostage by charging $600 for their epipen. If you have any soul left whatsoever, you must act to help famalies.
Sep 29th, 2016
Someone from Woodstock, VA writes:
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There is no reasonable nor reasoned explanation that would justify the price hiking of a necessary medication for millions. Men, women, and children will die for line someone's pocket - someone who doesn't need nor deserve such a raise. Why shouldn't such medications that have been around for 20+ years not be limited to a certain price point? Salk gave his polio vaccine for free because it was beneficial for all humanity, and Mylan is gauging American families for a similarly beneficial drug because they get more money. Stop price gouging of the epipen and insulin and other life-saving medications by setting a price standard for medications.
Sep 29th, 2016
Sarah A. from Bowling Green, KY signed.
Sep 29th, 2016
Someone from Virginia Beach, VA signed.
Sep 29th, 2016
Someone from Bolingbrook, IL writes:
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I am just a mom, begging for my child to have a chance in his anaphylaxis battle with peanuts. I didn't get an 18 million dollar raise, paying these prices is not realistic. Please, do something!
Sep 28th, 2016
Someone from Mcdonough, GA writes:
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Please make this available for those who need this life saving drug that can't pay these lnflated ridiculous prices.
Sep 28th, 2016
Someone from Mcdonough, GA writes:
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Please make this available for those who need this life saving drug that can't pay these lnflated ridiculous prices.
Sep 28th, 2016
Someone from Cashiers, NC writes:
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I know of a little girl that is highly allergic to peanuts....she needs the epipen! Don't be selfish, please make this affordable.
Sep 28th, 2016
Someone from Oak Lawn, IL signed.
Sep 28th, 2016
Charles N. from Wilmington, NC signed.
Sep 28th, 2016
Someone from Boynton Beach, FL writes:
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We need health care reform!
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