This red state Democrat’s investigation focuses on opioid manufacturers…and it’s hitting close to home for one of her colleagues.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is launching an investigation that might make one of her colleagues squirm:
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has launched an investigation into some of the country’s leading prescription drug manufacturers, demanding documents and records dating back the past five years which indicate just what the companies knew of the drugs’ risk for abuse as well as documents detailing marketing practices and sales presentations.
To kick things off, McCaskill sent letters to Johnson & Johnson, Insys, Purdue Pharma, Depomed, and Mylan, a company run by Heather Bresch.
Bresch, Mylan’s CEO, came under fire during a congressional hearing earlier this year for spiking the price of the EpiPen, a life-saving device for allergies, by nearly 500 percent over a seven-year period.
Bresch also happens to be the daughter of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat who represents a state that voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton by more than 40 percentage points in 2016.
“The only thing I know about from my daughter is if someone got a hold of the company and says we can’t afford ’em, we need one, she would give them one. That’s all. I know that. I know her well enough to know that would happen,” Manchin said in September of last year.
Bresch appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday morning, but the hosts never mentioned Bresch’s connection to Manchin.
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