The EpiPen scandal has taken the internet by storm.
Since the hike in price, it has drawn a large amount of criticism – from Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton all the way to “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli.
But Herman Cain’s site revealed the truth in a post, summarizing it perfectly with the following line: “Hillary feigns outrage, but everything about this has Democrat fingerprints on it.”
If you didn’t know, Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin’s daughter, Heather Bausch, is the CEO of EpiPen maker Mylan, but many have no idea how much the left has ruined the pharmaceutical industry.
“(T)he truly uncomfortable truth for Democrats is that the EpiPen price spike is not so much the product of ‘greed’ as it is the product of one company having a monopoly. And that the direct result of the Democrat-controlled Food and Drug Administration’s persistent refusal to allow anyone to compete with Mylan in the sale of Epi-Pen,” CainTV Editor Dan Calabrese wrote.
Under Democratic leadership, competition is stifled by government rules and regulations, which effectively kill fundamental free market principles of “supply and demand.”
If people need your product – and you’re the only provider of said product – you can raise your prices and know that it will still be sold. The Wall Street Journal reported that businesses have attempted to compete with Mylan, but have no success because of the FDA.
“The FDA pulls crap like this all the time,” Calabrese raved. “This is the exact same reason Turin was able to gain a monopoly and hike the price of Daraprim, and now we’re seeing it again with Mylan and Epi-Pen. Pharmaceutical companies know that they can charge prices like this because most patients are covered by insurance and the insurers will grumble and pay the bills.”
“And that, by the way, is another reason you can tie this to Democrats. They’re the ones who hate the idea of patients self-paying for medical care, and want to make everyone dependent on third-party payers heavily regulated by the government,” he wrote.
Hillary Clinton is fully aware of the fact that her policies caused this disaster with EpiPen, but she won’t tell the American people that – she will put it off until November.
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