RUSH: Have you heard about the controversy over the cost of the EpiPen? I bet there’s something you don’t know about this. Hillary Clinton is out raising hell over the price, the skyrocketing cost of EpiPens. These are things, you shoot epinephrine into somebody that needs a jolt, peanut allergy or some such thing. This causes an immediate fix for it.
Well, the CEO of the company is the daughter of Democrat Senator Joe Manchin, West Virginia Senator. So you have the daughter of a Democrat Senator price gouging 400% and nobody in the Drive-Bys is making that connection that it’s the daughter of a Democrat Senator that’s a CEO of the pharmaceutical company.
RUSH: Now, back to this EpiPen for a second. This is really fascinating on a number of levels. Mylan Pharmaceuticals manufactures the EpiPen. The cost of one of these EpiPens has skyrocketed 400% recently. It’s a classic example of the things the left said we needed Obamacare for.
We’ve got to keep these out-of-control corporations in check. They don’t care about their patients. They don’t care about their customers. They’d be just as fine if they died, as long as the patients pay for the medicine, they don’t care. That whole line from the left about evil corporations, how they kill their customers, they don’t care, they rape them financially.
Well, here’s one that apparently has, and the company behind the EpiPen, it’s Mylan Pharmaceuticals, has partnered with the Clinton Foundation on numerous projects. The Mylan Pharmaceuticals company has donated money to the Clinton Foundation. It might be pronounced Mylan. It’s M-y-l-a-n, so I’m kind of combining pronunciations. I don’t want to be wrong about it, but I haven’t seen it pronounced anywhere.
Now, the CEO of Mylan Pharmaceuticals, the CEO is the daughter of Joe Manchin, who happens to be a Democrat senator from West Virginia. And for some reason the Drive-By Media have ignored both of these details reporting on the EpiPen story. They have ignored the ties that Mylan Pharmaceutical has with the Clinton Foundation and they have ignored the ties that the CEO has to a Democrat Senator, i.e., she is his daughter.
Now, according to the New York Post: “Records available on the website of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation reveal Mylan, the company that manufactures the EpiPen, has donated up to $250,000.” Also, the company behind EpiPen, Mylan, has partnered with the foundation on projects and donated money to various projects in addition to the foundation. What else here?
“On Wednesday, Clinton released a statement blasting her family foundation’s donor. ‘Over the last several years, Mylan Pharmaceuticals has increased the price of EpiPens by more than 400%. That’s outrageous — and it’s just the latest troubling example of a company taking advantage of its consumers.”
It’s exactly what the left says about every corporation, I don’t care if it’s Big Oil, Big Pharma, Big Retail, big whatever. She said, “It’s wrong when drug companies put profits ahead of patients, raising prices without justifying the value behind them.” Well, then here’s a chance for the Clinton Foundation to actually step up and do something. Why don’t the Clinton Foundation, why don’t they stand up — here’s what they could do. Hillary and Bill could announce a press conference and tell everybody that they are going to give away EpiPens to everyone who needs one in the next two or three weeks out of embarrassment for the fact that this company is a huge donor to the Clinton Foundation and has given them $250,000 when that money could have been used to make the product cheaper.
I mean, if the Clintons really want to demonstrate the good — have you ever thought, have you ever asked yourself, here’s this massive foundation, it exists ostensibly to do good charitable workers, why do we not ever hear of any of those good works? In Louisiana the floods, perfect opportunity for the Clinton Foundation to get in gear and go down there and help out. Didn’t happen. The cynical view is, “Well, there’s really not a whole lot of money to be scored down there because the Clintons show up and leave with money. They don’t leave money; they leave with it.”
But now that we know that Mylan Pharmaceuticals, huge supporter of Hillary, huge supporter of the Clinton Foundation is ripping off customers with the price of the EpiPen, a great opportunity for Hillary to put some distance between herself and the company and announce some great — and they don’t even think of it. No. They don’t have to. I’m just saying, it could go a long way to mitigating some of the damage, but the Clintons are just — it wouldn’t happen. They don’t give away their own money. Try hard not to, anyway.