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August 26, 2016 1:43 PM 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 43

August 26, 2016 2:21 AM Cowboys’ Romo leaves after getting pulled down awkwardly

SEATTLE — Dallas quarterback Tony Romo appeared to injure his back on the third play of Thursday’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks after getting pulled down from behind by Cliff Avril. Romo was forced from the pocket by a blitz from K.J. Wright. As Romo scrambled and was about to begin his slide, he was pulled down by Avril chasing in pursuit 19

August 26, 2016 12:18 AM 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 53

August 25, 2016 11:26 PM Mylan to Offer Some Patients Aid on Cost of EpiPens

Heather Bresch, chief executive of Mylan, discusses the controversy surrounding the recent 400-percent increase in her company’s life-saving allergy injector. Responding to a growing furor from consumers and politicians, the pharmaceutical company Mylan said on Thursday that it would lower the out-of-pocket costs to some patients who need EpiPens, which 39

August 25, 2016 6:20 PM Go Ape: Woman disconnected herself from safety line

The outdoor attraction at Lums Pond State Park will remained closed during the investigation. Go Ape said in a statement Thursday that witnesses say she "unfortunately disconnected herself from the safety system" on the final platform of site four. The company stressed that she received proper training on how to remain attached to the safety system 40

August 25, 2016 5:05 PM Ex-pharma CEO Martin Shkreli defends EpiPen price increase

Shkreli — who famously insulted members of Congress earlier this year but refused to testify officially over his own decision to increase the price of a life-saving pill — is now hopping at the chance to defend generic drug manufacturer Mylan. He may even have opened the door to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, where 44

August 25, 2016 4:58 PM Woman falls to death from zip line platform at Delaware park

DOVER, Del. — Delaware State Police investigators were trying to determine Thursday how a woman fell 35 feet to her death from a zip line platform at a state park. Tina Werner, 59, of Felton, was waiting between zip lines at the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure at Lums Pond State Park in Bear on Wednesday afternoon when she tumbled from the platform, authorities 38

August 24, 2016 9:06 PM The Latest: Quake rescue work suspended at Italian hotel

A rescue official says Italian rescue workers have been forced to suspend their search at the site of a hotel that was badly damaged in Wednesday’s earthquake. Officials say about 70 people had been staying at the Hotel Roma in the central Italian town of Amatrice when the quake struck early Wednesday. Five bodies have been pulled from the rubble so far. A rescue 54

August 24, 2016 8:03 PM Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal

On the subject of the Clinton Foundation and newly disclosed State Department emails, let us first dispense with Donald Trump’s unhinged calls for a special prosecutor to investigate what he terms a corrupt “pay for play” arrangement. “The amounts involved, the favors done and the significant numbers of times it was done require an expedited investigation 21

August 24, 2016 6:05 PM The Complex Math Behind Spiraling Prescription Drug Prices

The soaring cost of prescription drugs has generated outrage among politicians and patients. Some cancer drugs carry price tags of more than $100,000 a year, and health plans are increasingly asking people to shoulder a greater share of the cost. The latest outrage involves the price of EpiPen, a lifesaving injection device for people with severe allergies 42