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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/BikerJedi Jan 14 '22

If any of us ever need it, I'll drive to Mexico or Canada once a year and stock up using tax money.

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u/BikerJedi Jan 15 '22

What the actual fuck? No one in my family is eating oursevles into diabetes you presumptive prick. Diabetes is caused by more than overeating. SOURCE People in my family have it, and it isn't from overeating. So how about you shove it up your ass you troll?

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u/WeAreBeyondFucked Jan 15 '22

Look at his username, he's a tiny dicked little troll.

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u/Its_my_ghenetiks Jan 15 '22

All of my grandparents have diabetes, two of them have type 2 and two have type 1. Type 2 is also genetic to an extent, if I gained a good amount of weight, even if it was for a short period of time with depression or anything else, I'm at a greater risk than someone who has no diabetes in their family tree.

My kids might have diabetes because of the type 1 my grandparents have. You can't just say "don't be fat lol" as an excuse for predatory business practices when it can lead to the death of someone.

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u/Starblaiz Jan 15 '22

I love it when someone’s username is as perfect for the topic at hand as yours is for this.

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u/Its_my_ghenetiks Jan 15 '22

Hah! I didn't even notice

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u/thrilla-noise Jan 15 '22

That’s not how diabetes works. Good game.