The pharmaceutical company that distributes the EpiPen is also a Clinton Foundation donor.
Hillary Clinton criticized the company, Mylan, on Wednesday, calling its price hikes of the life-saving medical device “outrageous.”
“It’s just the latest troubling example of a company taking advantage of its consumers,” said Clinton.
But those remarks highlight Clinton’s radio silence on the price of the EpiPen, which has grown steadily since 2007, when Mylan acquired rights to sell the 50-year-old drug.
EpiPen injections, which help stop potentially fatal allergic reactions, cost $57 in 2007. They now run $609. According to CNBC, the price of EpiPens has increased at a steady rate in those nine years.
As of May 2011, the price was $165. That rose to $350 in 2014 and $461 last year.
The Foundation partnered with Mylan at a time when it was raising prices on the EpiPen, which had been distributed by Merck.