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Shkreli ordered to return $64M, is barred from drug industry

https://apnews.com/article/martin-shkreli-daraprim-profits-fb77aee9ed155f9a74204cfb13fc1130
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u/Helphaer Jan 14 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome

Don't forget too easily that while this guy is a good poster boy for bad behavior, he is the convenient scapegoat that everyone can point to as a distraction from their own issues.

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u/TinyGoldCharm Jan 14 '22

Exactly. This guy is the scapegoat for Big Pharma, who are sliding by doing the same thing unnoticed. And they love it.

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u/siggy940 Jan 15 '22

No got what was coming to him. It should have been more punishment. A narcissist arrogant POS

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u/Cannabalabadingdong Jan 15 '22

Yeah, you're papering over a convict's guilty verdict but that poster is the idiot. Scapegoat my ass, your post is nothing more than apologizing for an idiot criminal.

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u/Altruistic-Can-2685 Jan 15 '22

I have a genuine question, before I ask I know he is guilty and should have been sent to jail, but what do YOU think he did to get sent there and what is it about him that makes you hate him so much.

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u/Cannabalabadingdong Jan 15 '22

Hate? That's some juvenile attribution you have there. A criminal is a criminal.

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u/Altruistic-Can-2685 Jan 15 '22

I think you understood what I was asking. Martha Stewart is a criminal too, but she doesn’t have the same stigma he does. So I have to ask what is it about him that makes you act like this? And what do you think he went to jail for

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u/Cannabalabadingdong Jan 15 '22

about him makes you act like this

What is it about you papering over his crimes that has me calling that specific behavior out?

I don't think you understand what was asked.

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u/Altruistic-Can-2685 Jan 15 '22

Because I don’t believe 99% of people on Reddit understands what he actually did. Why are you dodging this very simple very straight forward question lol.

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u/myhipsi Jan 14 '22

Especially now since the left loves big pharma.

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u/wholetyouinhere Jan 14 '22

Okay so check this out -- fuck off

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u/kaeldrakkel Jan 14 '22

What a stupid, uninformed, ignorant comment.

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u/Nomandate Jan 14 '22

trans women are women They're most definitely not, no matter how much you and other delusional people think so.

I’m sure you’ll not be surprised by post history, lol.

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u/myhipsi Jan 14 '22

The left traditionally took the role of the checking big pharma but since the Covid and the introduction of mRNA vaccines it seems the left have embraced Pfizer et al like they're the next coming of christ.

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u/Original-Aerie8 Jan 14 '22 edited Jan 14 '22

You are confusing different approaches to critical thinking, because you don't understand how people came to these conclusions. Antivax was never limited to a political side, which is illustrated by the fact that 85% of Americans over the age of 18 are vaccinated. The people who rely on studies and verifiable facts now usually did the same in the past and have not magically jumped the fucking fence.

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u/ThirdEncounter Jan 14 '22

Don't feed the trolls, peeps.

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u/Scraskin Jan 15 '22

Oh interesting, so the left just decided to suddenly and entirely change positions on big pharma? What do you think caused such a drastic shift?

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u/myhipsi Jan 15 '22

This pandemic.

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u/Scraskin Jan 15 '22

Oh okay, so you’re saying that faced with the pressures of a deadly pandemic, “the left” decided to relax their skepticism of big pharma for the sake of public health and because the vaccine was government funded and life saving? That makes a lot of sense to me.

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u/comebackjoeyjojo Jan 14 '22

If this is true, then what policy initiatives do Republicans propose to rein in Big Pharma’s political influence and wealth-hoarding?