Hagenow Seeks Information, Investigation on EpiPen Price Increase

(DES MOINES) – Today, Iowa House Majority Leader Chris Hagenow (R-Windsor Heights) sent letters to the Department of Human Services (DHS) and Attorney General Tom Miller’s office seeking information about the recent price increase on Mylan’s EpiPen.

The letter to DHS seeks further information regarding the cost of EpiPens to the state’s Medicaid and HAWK-I programs, while the letter to the Attorney General’s office requests an investigation into whether Iowans were overcharged for EpiPens.

“Iowa families and taxpayers are rightly concerned about the increasing cost of Mylan’s EpiPen.  They deserve to know whether or not they’ve been overcharged,” said Rep. Hagenow.  “A higher price for this much-need medication creates hardships for families and increases the cost of the state’s Medicaid program.  It’s my hope that Attorney General Miller will look into this matter and determine whether or not Iowans have been overcharged.”

Copy of the letter to the Department of Human Services is available here.

Copy of the letter to the Attorney General’s office is available here.


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