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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/ajb32 Jan 14 '22

Yeah. Except the insurers just pass the cost on to the people they insure. It's not like they're taking a loss. So yeah it's lucrative for him but he's just taking money from people playing insurance premiums.

The system in the US is beyond fucked. The fact we have a health insurance industry seems like a symptom of a problem to me. Insurers serve the shareholder first and the insured second.

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u/Buy-N-Sell Jan 14 '22

You’re not wrong at all, but he was doing what every other drug CEO does, and unluckily became the poster boy for our fucked up healthcare system. So many people in this thread think he was literally charging individuals hundreds of dollars directly, when, in fact, you could literally buy it directly from the company for like a dollar if you didn’t have insurance coverage. The masses just took the sensationalist headlines and ran with them.

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u/Swamp85 Jan 14 '22

you could literally buy it directly from the company for like a dollar if you didn’t have insurance coverage.

I've never seen a source given for proof of this other than Shkreli saying it offhand once.

The masses just took the sensationalist headlines and ran with them.

And the reddit masses (i.e. you) took the bullshit excuses he constantly gave and ran with that because have to be a contrarian

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u/CommanderUnstoppable Jan 14 '22

You can go watch the documentary on him they interview a guy who got the medicine when he DMed him on Reddit.

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u/Swamp85 Jan 14 '22

Are you talking about the VICE one? Because they definitely don't interview anyone but Shkreli in that one and that's the only one I'm aware of.

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u/BigNastyMitch Jan 15 '22

There's another called Pharma Bro, they don't interview Shkreli at all and there is a guy who dmed him and got it free.

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u/digital_fingerprint Jan 15 '22

Do you mind composing a list of all pharmaceutical CEO reddit and Twitter handles just in case I might need something.

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u/BigNastyMitch Jan 15 '22

On it boss, will have it back to you EOD.

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u/chrisdab Jan 15 '22

!remindme 1 day