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Mylan CEO now pushing a Big Pharma generic drug scheme that she once ripped as greedy

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Mylan Pharmaceuticals CEO Heather Bresch is still trying to contain the public relations damage her company is taking after it jacked up the price of EpiPens — but her latest gambit to save face opens her up to charges of hypocrisy as well.

Earlier on Monday, Mylan announced that it would start offering an authorized generic version of its EpiPens that sold at $300 per two-pack, or half the price of the regular EpiPens.

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The problem with this, as Bloomberg notes, is that Bresch once decried the tactic of companies releasing authorized generic versions of their own drugs as a greedy scheme to destroy the generic drug market.

In fact, Bresch asked Congress in 2006 to crack down on drug companies that sold unbranded versions of their own drugs, as she said the practice was “the single greatest threat to the generic industry going forward.”

So what’s Mylan’s excuse for doing the same thing its CEO once labeled a gigantic threat to the availability of generic drugs? A Mylan spokeswoman  tells Bloomberg that the market has changed since 2006 — in other words, that was then, this is now.

“Authorized generics are now an established part of this highly competitive industry and we are participating in the industry as it exists today,” she explained.


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Trump personally asked what ‘tanks’ could be used to break up George Floyd protests

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On Tuesday, The Daily Beast detailed how President Donald Trump himself has been behind the push to use the military to control the protests against the police killing of George Floyd — to the extent that he actually asked about specific military equipment that would be available for that purpose.

"[Defense Secretary Mark] Esper, along with other cabinet secretaries, stood next to the president during the remarks in the park after participating in an hour-long call with governors in which he said they needed to 'dominate the battlespace' to quell the protests," reported Erin Banco, Spencer Ackerman, and Asawin Suebsaeng. "But three senior Pentagon officials who spoke with The Daily Beast said they viewed the secretary’s comments on the call as a way to publicly show support for the president. They did not expect the department to actually implement a plan that would reflect the president’s rhetoric and force additional troops upon the states."

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FBI has ‘no intelligence’ Antifa was involved in Sunday’s violence at DC protests: report

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Attorney General Bill Barr and President Donald Trump have tried to blame Antifa -- or anti-fascists -- for violence in the protests against police injustice. But the public data has backed up their case, and even their on intel disputes the argument.

"he FBI’s Washington Field Office “has no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence” in the violence that occurred on May 31, according to an internal FBI situation report obtained exclusively by The Nation. That same day, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he would designate Antifa a terrorist organization, even though the government has no existing authority to declare a domestic group a terrorist organization," Ken Klippenstein reported for the magazine.

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NYC protesters defy curfew — with a profane message for Mayor Bill de Blasio

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Protesters in New York City continued to march after 8 p.m. on Tuesday -- in open defiance of a curfew order from Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Jan Ransom, who covers courts and jails for The New York Times, posted video of protesters chanting, "f*ck your curfew."

Wonder what protesters think about @NYCMayor’s 8 pm curfew?

Just listen. pic.twitter.com/8H38XNGfQt

— Jan Ransom (@Jan_Ransom) June 2, 2020

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