How Mylan, the maker of EpiPen, became a virtual monopoly

August 26, 2016 12:18 AM

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How Mylan, the maker of EpiPen, became a virtual monopoly

The maker of EpiPen announced Thursday that it will help more patients pay for the lifesaving allergy injection, bowing to intense criticism from politicians, doctors and patients over the drug’s soaring list price.

Mylan’s decision to offer patients a coupon and expanded financial assistance was criticized by politicians and insurers who called the move a superficial gesture that still leaves some patients and their health plans saddled with the full cost.

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