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Mylan offers EpiPen discount; Manchin ‘aware’ of questions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After grabbing national attention and drawing the ire of several U.S. senators, Mylan Pharmaceuticals is expanding a program to give some customers a discount on EpiPens, the drug that treats life-threatening allergic reactions.

Meanwhile, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., made his first comments about the controversy involving Mylan, where his daughter, Heather Bresch, is the chief executive officer.

The company, which was founded in West Virginia and maintains a laboratory in Morgantown, announced the price discount for “uninsured and under-insured” users of its auto-injection drug Thursday morning, and said the discount could cut up to $300 off the cost of the drug…

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