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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/the_busticated_one Jan 14 '22

Last time I checked, cash price for 10 days of insulin for my kid was $300. Granted, that's been 3 or 4 years, so I'm sure it's increased.

Literally, just the vial of insulin. That's not syringes, test strips, etc.

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u/thrilla-noise Jan 14 '22

and literally the same drug from the same factory in the same quantity is around $20 OTC in Canada without any insurance.

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u/Alime1962 Jan 14 '22

Why aren't people just buying it in Canada then?

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u/KillionJones Jan 14 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

It’s illegal mostly. FDA regulates what they can.

Edit; seems decriminalized for personal use? Also seems like Canadian pharmacies can ship to the states. Might be worth sorting through some more info if you’re really hard up for insulin in the US!