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ylan will pay $465 million to settle claims that it overcharged states for its signature EpiPen, according to a Thursday Department of Justice press release. The company also signed an agreement with the federal government to enter into a review of its Medicaid pricing practices.

For years, Mylan classified EpiPen in a way that forced Medicaid to overpay for the product, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The company may have overcharged taxpayers as much as $1.27 billion over 10 years, the Department of Health and Human Services’s watchdog organization said in May.

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  • Such “punitive actions” are mere feathers to the vast corporate vault of wealth accumulated from the taxpayers-their paid insurance coverage and tax-financed government programs-Medicare, Medicaid, and VA.

    The only sure way to get Big Pharma’s attention is to personally charge C-Suite and Board of Directors with fraud and abuse, requiring federal prison terms and forfeit of assets.

    Is their any other recourse, given how Congress is so totally beholden to the funds dolled out by Big Pharma’s lobbyists

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