Pharmalittle: Mylan uses coal to get tax breaks; FDA to speed orphan drug designations


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Since 2011, Mylan has lowered its tax bill by buying 99 percent stakes in five companies in the U.S. that own plants that process coal to reduce smog-causing emissions, Reuters reports. The drug maker then sells the coal at a loss to power plants that generated hundreds of millions of dollars in tax credits over the last six years. The coal credits were approved by Congress in 2004 to provide incentives to fund production of cleaner coal, and expire after 2021.



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