Welcome to "Mike's Memo," an update on what's
happening in the 48th Legislative District, the State Capitol, and the progress
of my legislative priorities. If you haven't done so already, please take a few
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Week of August 28, 2017
Hometown Hero Jared Kreiser & WellSpan Wound Healing Center Cable Show
My September Community Report Cable Show featuring US Marine Corps
CPL Jared Kreiser, of the 2/3 3rd Marine Division, wounded in action October
7, 2006 in Al Anbar, Iraq and the
Lebanon WellSpan Wound Healing Centerís hyperbaric chamber therapy is
ready to view! Watch Jaredís heroic story and the incredible benefits the
hyperbaric chamber provided to help him heal after 36 surgeries, and the
benefits it can offer to so many in our community. The show is also on my
website, and Comcast On Demand and WHBG TV 20 should also be airing
through the month of September.
PA to Receive $8.3 Million from EpiPen Settlement with Mylan, Inc.
According to a
press release from the PA Office
of Attorney General, Pennsylvania and the
US Department of Justice have finalized a
settlement with drug manufacturer Mylan, Inc., resolving claims Mylan
overcharged for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment. As part of the
settlement, PA will receive $8.3 million (of the $456 million overall to the US
government and states in the settlement). The $8.3 million restitution will go
Medicaid program. The settlement resolves claims that from July 2010 to
March 2017, Mylan submitted false statements to the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,
inaccurately classifying EpiPen as a generic rather than a brand-name drug,
resulting in Mylan overcharging taxpayers. Mylan owns the rights to sell EpiPen
in the US, and drug companies are responsible for ensuring their products are
correctly classified. As part of the settlement, Mylan has also agreed to an
outside annual review to ensure it is complying with the Medicaid rebate
Glenn Rowe Named Manager for PennDOT Operations in York County
Congratulations to Glenn Rowe, who was named the new manager for
PennDOT operations in
York County, bringing nearly 33 years of experience to his new assignment,
including almost 10 years as a highway maintenance manager! Glenn started his
career with PennDOT in
1984 as an equipment operator trainee, and is now responsible for the 151
employees who maintain York Countyís 1,133 roadway miles and 661 bridges.
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