Mylan Tries Again to Quell Pricing Outrage by Offering Generic EpiPen

August 29, 2016 11:58 PM

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“The weirdness of a generic drug company offering a generic version of its own branded but off-patent product is a signal that something is wrong,” he said in a statement. “In short, today’s announcement is just one more convoluted mechanism to avoid plain talk, admit to price gouging and just cut the price of EpiPen.”

While brand-name drug companies sometimes start selling so-called authorized generic versions of their own products, it is usually to undercut an outside generic competitor. In this case, Mylan faces no immediate generic threat.

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