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Mylan CEO raises price of EpiPens over 400% in 9 years, is rewarded with 671% raise

The head of the pharmaceutical company that makes EpiPens raised the price of the life-saving device by over 400%. She was rewarded with a 671% raise. EpiPens are drug-filled devices that people with severe allergies and their caregivers can use to inject epinephrine quickly, to halt potentially deadly allergic reactions. Mylan Pharmaceuticals CEO Heather Bresch and other execs are under fire for …

A prescription for preventing 3D printing piracy

In the year 2000, the music business was still strong. Record companies produced albums and shipped these physical objects to the stores that sold them. The internet was slowly becoming a system of mass consumption and distribution, but most consumers still purchased physical media. And while the record industry was aware of piracy online, the threat seemed minimal. Then came Napster. The music industry tried to …