August 2016 Current Events: Disasters & Science News
Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of August 2016.
1. Scientists Announce Artificial Neuron 2. Moon Express 3. Perseids Put on Impressive Display 4. Louisiana Under Water 5. Blue Cut Fire Sparks State of Emergency 6. Pfizer Buys Medivation for $14 Billion 7. Earthquake Rocks Italy 8. Discovery of Earth-like Planet: Proxima b 9. Mylan Will Offer Generic EpiPen
- Under Pressure, Mylan To Start Selling Generic EpiPen
- On August 29, 2016, Mylan makes the decision to produce a generic EpiPen competitor to the market after a week of pressure to lower its price of the original product. The EpiPen is responsible for saving countless lives, but procuring pens is becoming cost-prohibitive at $600. The generic version will be AB-rated, meaning it can be substituted by pharmacists for EpiPen. Other competitors of the EpiPen, such as Impax Lab's Adrenaclick, are not AB-rated and cannot be automatically swapped in by pharmacists and doctors. The generic version is expected to be priced at $300.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File