Government Hypocrisy Over EpiPen: The Pot Calling The Kettle Black

Published: Sep 15, 2016

Aphorisms like “the pot calling the kettle black” persist because they keep being proven relevant. Such is the case with politicians’ outrage over Mylan Pharmaceuticals’ price gouging for its life-saving EpiPen: their price has risen from less than $100 for a two-pack in 2007 to $600 today.

The government (“pot”) is loudly and very publicly calling Mylan (“the kettle”) “black”—at fault—for something the government itself did.

Epinephrine (Epi) is a naturally occurring hormone our bodies use for Fight or Flight.

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