The Delivery: 700,000 Signatures Against EpiPen Price Hikes Brought to Mylan's U.S. Headquarters in Canonsburg, Pa.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- And we loaded the petitions onto a hand truck that Mylan staff brought out of the building for that purpose.
How Did This Begin? Recent News Coverage Exposed The EpiPen Price Hikes
- 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.
- The news bombshells continued to drop.
- Members of Congress started demanding answers.
- Everyone was reminded that Mylan CEO Heather Bresch is the daughter of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.).