Mylan CEO's mother used position with education group to boost EpiPen sales nationwide

September 20, 2016 4:47 PM

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Mylan CEO's mother used position with education group to boost EpiPen sales nationwide

After Gayle Manchin took over the National Association of State Boards of Education in 2012, she spearheaded an unprecedented effort that encouraged states to require schools to purchase medical devices that fight life-threatening allergic reactions.

The association’s move helped pave the way for Mylan Specialty, maker of EpiPens, to develop a near monopoly in school nurses’ offices. Eleven states drafted laws requiring epinephrine auto-injectors. Nearly every other state recommended schools stock them after what the White House called the "EpiP...

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