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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/ImpossibleParfait Jan 14 '22 edited Jan 14 '22 Gold

His problem was simply that he wasn't part of the club. The big market players all do what he did.

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u/Dads101 Jan 15 '22

I disagree. He didn’t play by the rules. The real problem is he didn’t shut his fucking mouth. You’re literally rich off other peoples suffering. You are selling medicine for Christ sake.

The whole pharmaceutical industry went after this dude with the might of the oligarchs. It’s okay to be wealthy in this country and take advantage of others. But you don’t bring attention to yourself while doing it. Every rich person knows this unspoken rule.

Driving your luxury/super car is how you flex. You don’t say shit online or to the news etc. If he had just kept his head down and his ego in check we wouldn’t even know this guy exists