Vt. Senators Concerned About the Epi-Pen Price Hike

By Kristin Frechette | kfrechette@nexstar.tv

Published 08/30 2016 02:57PM

Updated 08/30 2016 02:57PM

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On Tuesday Vermont Senators Patrick Leahy, and Bernie Sanders joined a group of 20 senators in expressing their concerns about the company Mylan and the recent price hike of the EpiPen Auto-Injector.

The letter was sent to the CEO of the company Heather Bresh. In the letter, the senators raised questions about Mylan’s decision to expand on their patient assistance programs.

The letter points out that Mylan has expanded its current accessibility programs which included increasing the maximum value of its savings card from $100 to $300 but the company would not reduce the EpiPen’s sticker price.

In the letter, the senators also asked that the company answer a series of questions to provide more information about the price hike and how that will affect assistance programs.

The letter was signed by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Edward Markey (D-MA), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Jack Reed (D-RI), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Jon Tester (D-Mt.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).

You can see the full letter below.

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