Awkward Target for Outrage Over EpiPen: A Senator’s Daughter

August 24, 2016 11:34 PM

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Awkward Target for Outrage Over EpiPen: A Senator’s Daughter

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators pressing on Wednesday for an explanation of the skyrocketing cost of the EpiPen, a lifesaving injection device for those with severe allergies, found themselves directing their outrage toward an inconvenient target: the daughter of Senator Joe Manchin III.

Mr. Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, is the father of Heather Bresch, the chief executive of Mylan, a pharmaceutical company under fire over steep price increases as families and others who rely on its EpiPens stock up for a new school year.

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