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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/KickNaptur Jan 14 '22

Return the money to who exactly? Is the government just taking it? Or does it go to the insurance companies, or the drug companies???? Nobody thats actually going to touch this money deserves it

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u/momaswat Jan 15 '22

Except the people/ users weren't paying the high prices to begin with. The insurance companies were they they'll likely that money.

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u/Wuhba Jan 15 '22

People who didn't have insurance were given the drug for free. The gouged rate was used to bill insurance companies. He did what literally every other company in the medical industry does, he's just wasn't quite rich enough to fully get away with it.