"Mylan CEO's Pay Rose Over 600 Percent as EpiPen Price Rose 400 Percent," NBC, August 23, 2016
"Senators Probing EpiPen Received Donations From Mylan PAC," NBC, August 26, 2016
"EpiPen Uproar Highlights Company’s Family Ties to Congress," The Intercept, August 24, 2016
"The Scandal of EpiPens Runs Deeper Than Most of Us Realize," Alternet, August 26, 2016
Pharmaceutical executives, like financial industry executives, know how to game the system for hefty profit. And by the time Americans are wise to the game, it's too late; the scam has already run its course and the scammers have hit the jackpot - they're millionaires for life. And while Mylan (the company behind the EpiPen scandal) is being investigated, you can be sure that other companies have already started planning the next get-rich-quick scams. Super-wealthy executives and investors must be having a good laugh watching the public play whack-a-mole or, in this case, "whack-a-scam."
It doesn't have to be this way, of course. President Roosevelt warned us about these types of people & scandals a long time ago.
"Of course we will continue to protect the consumer against unnecessary price spreads, against the costs that are added by monopoly and speculation."
In 1936, FDR said:
"We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace—business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering. They [Corporate America] had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. And we know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob."