Outrage Against EpiPen Price-Gouging & Action Demanding Mylan Reverse the Price Hikes

We delivered petitions from more than 700,000 people around the country to Mylan's headquarters demanding that the corporation reduce the price of its life-saving EpiPen, which increased in price from about $100 in 2007 to more than $600 in 2016.


  1. The Delivery: 700,000 Signatures Against EpiPen Price Hikes Brought to Mylan's U.S. Headquarters in Canonsburg, Pa.

  2. On August 30, 2016, Public Citizen and Pittsburgh-based groups including the Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Single-Payer Healthcare, the Thomas Merton Center and Consumer Health Coalition delivered petitions to Mylan signed by more than 700,000 people around the country.
  3. The petition signatures were gathered by a host of public interest advocacy organizations, including Public Citizen, MoveOn.org Civic Action, the Other 98%, Democracy For America, Sum of Us, Consumers Union, Social Security Works, Moms Rising, Keystone Progress, Sierra Rise and Doctors For America
  4. At the petition delivery, a Pittsburgh mother who must carry EpiPens for her two young children to protect against severe allergic reactions spoke out against Mylan's price hikes.
  5. And we loaded the petitions onto a hand truck that Mylan staff brought out of the building for that purpose.
  6. How Did This Begin? Recent News Coverage Exposed The EpiPen Price Hikes

  7. August 17: NBC ignited a national conversation with a story noting that parents who re-stock EpiPens for their children going back to school expressed outrage at the more than 400% price hikes.
  8. The news bombshells continued to drop.
  9. Members of Congress started demanding answers.
  10. Everyone was reminded that Mylan CEO Heather Bresch is the daughter of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.).