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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/PrehistoricDawg69420 Jan 14 '22

He's the face of what everyone else is doing.

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u/comradecosmetics Jan 14 '22

They only went after him because he was vocal about the practices of the pharmaceutical industry. They made an example out of him, nothing to do with justice. Other pharmaceutical and medical device companies have knowingly put products out there and kept them out there with internal data showing it was injuring/killing people and no one gets charged.