NBC News – EpiPen prices aren’t the only thing to jump at Mylan. Executive salaries have also seen a stratospheric uptick. Proxy filings show that from 2007 to 2015, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch’s total compensation went from $2,453,456 to $18,931,068, a 671 percent increase. During the same period, the company raised EpiPen prices, with the average wholesale price going from $56.64 to $317.82, a 461 percent increase, according to data provided by Connecture.
In 2007 the company bought the rights to EpiPen, a device used to provide emergency epinephrine to stop a potentially fatal allergic reaction and began raising its price. In 2008 and 2009, Mylan raised the price by 5 percent. At the end of 2009 it tried out a 19 percent hike. The years 2010-2013 saw a succession of 10 percent price hikes. And from the fourth quarter of 2013 to the second quarter of 2016, Mylan steadily raised EpiPen prices 15 percent every other quarter. The stock price more than tripled, going from $13.29 in 2007 to a high of $47.59 in 2016.
I’m not even allergic to anything (except fuckin cats, but only my eyes get red and I sneeze, so it’s not too bad), but I just wanted to say that there is NOTHING in this world that enrages me more than suit motherfuckers lining their pockets at the expense of innocent people. Especially when they have a monopoly on a life saving product that is inexpensive to produce and re-sold at ridiculous profits. Did you read the article excerpt above? Do you see how much fucking money these shitheads are making? How much their stock increased? This is bullshit. And it’s nothing new. Same thing happened back in 2015 when cocksucker Martin Shkreli of Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of a 62-year-old drug that used to be $13.50 per pill to to $750 a pill. There should be some kind of percentage limit on how much some shit can cost based on the price to produce it.
Yes, I believe in Laissez Faire and think companies are better off unregulated by the government, but when it comes down to public health, this is morally wrong. This is why healthcare is bullshit in America and why I call us a second world country. Everyone’s going to start dying of preventable shit while the filthy rich get richer.
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch and anyone else involved in these price hikes deserve to be put in a Saw movie like trap and injected with something that will cause a slow painful death. The antidote should be placed in eyesight but ever so slightly out out of reach. I want to see desperation. I want to see bloody, ground up fingers clawing at the floor for the antidote, but not being able to get it.
Seriously… How can they do this to people and sleep soundly at night.
PS – I hope Anonymous hacks the shit out of them and ruins them all.