Why the new EpiPen coupons are more about helping the company than helping you

August 26, 2016 1:43 PM

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Why the new EpiPen coupons are more about helping the company than helping you

Mylan CEO Heather Bresch announced Thursday that the company is taking "immediate action to enhance access" to EpiPens. This includes coupons worth up to $300 off the price and expanding the criteria for its patient access program for lower-income families who can get the drug for a discount or for free.

That sounds awfully generous, and comes on the heels of all the criticism the company has faced in recent days about the emergency allergy device's skyrocketing price — from about $100 in 2007 to more than $600 today.

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