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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.

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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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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