Governor Brown Signs Life-Saving EpiPen Legislation, Rebukes Bill Sponsor’s “Rapacious Corporate Behavior”


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed potentially life-saving legislation – AB 1386 – that allows California businesses and other public entities to have EpiPens available to help those who suffer severe allergic reactions.

Accompanying the legislation was a signing message blasting Mylan pharmaceutical company, the bill’s sponsor, for “unconscionable price increases” and “rapacious corporate behavior” and a letter to Congress ahead of next week’s bipartisan oversight hearing urging “swift and strong” action to “rein in this kind of predatory pricing.”

Full text of the Governor’s signing message can be read here. Full text of the Governor’s letter to congressional leaders can be read here.

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