Morrisey Subpoenas EpiPen Monopoly Records
Manchin Family In Trouble For Huge Drug Price Scandal
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- It takes Republican leadership to stand up to insider deals and monopolies. This week, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey subpoenaed Mylan Pharmaceuticals over their monopoly price hikes of EpiPens, used to treat allergic reactions in children.
Yesterday, Mylan CEO Heather Manchin-Bresch spent hours testifying before Congress and trying to explain why the cost of critical EpiPens has skyrocketed under that company's monopoly.
Now, national media is looking into lobbying to force schools nationwide to buy EpiPens from Mylan by Gayle Manchin. Gayle Manchin is the mother of Mylan CEO Heather Manchin-Bresch and wife of liberal West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin.
"The Manchins have been under public Federal investigation before, in 2010, for alleged issues related to their time in the Governor's Mansion," said West Virginia Republican Party Chairman Conrad Lucas. "That they now are accused of helping their daughter's company create a monopoly on a critical drug and raise its price six-fold should surprise literally no one at all."
USA Today reports that Gayle Manchin used her position as head of the National Association of State Boards of Education to force states and schools nationwide to buy a mandatory supply of EpiPens, supplied solely by her daughter's company.
Gayle Manchin was appointed to the West Virginia Board of Education while her husband, Joe Manchin, was also Governor.
"The interlocking directorates of the Manchin family and their hand-picked henchmen have lurked in our state government for years," said Lucas. "It is critical that patriots like Patrick Morrisey do everything they can to make our government and corporate citizens as ethical and righteous as possible. We need to elect Republicans like him to ensure we can Make West Virginia Great Again."
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