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


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u/[deleted] Jan 14 '22

Lots of European countries work that way. I don't know why the US can't.


u/A_giant_dog Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

You don't? Gotcha - here's the quick and easy version. Folks have given drug companies a lot of money to develop, market, and sell drugs.

Those investors expect a return on their investment, and the folks who run these companies need to give that to them.

At no point does the well being or financial solvency of the people who need it to survive enter the calculus. Because that is allowed here.