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Shkreli ordered to return $64M, is barred from drug industry


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u/De3NA Jan 14 '22

His plan was pretty genius. Raising the cost of some medicine so that he could charge the insurance company an insane amount and also offer cheap medicine if you contact him directly. If someone were to do both it’s a win win lose for the insurance company.


u/ajb32 Jan 14 '22

Yeah. Except the insurers just pass the cost on to the people they insure. It's not like they're taking a loss. So yeah it's lucrative for him but he's just taking money from people playing insurance premiums.

The system in the US is beyond fucked. The fact we have a health insurance industry seems like a symptom of a problem to me. Insurers serve the shareholder first and the insured second.


u/[deleted] Jan 14 '22

You’re not wrong at all, but he was doing what every other drug CEO does, and unluckily became the poster boy for our fucked up healthcare system. So many people in this thread think he was literally charging individuals hundreds of dollars directly, when, in fact, you could literally buy it directly from the company for like a dollar if you didn’t have insurance coverage. The masses just took the sensationalist headlines and ran with them.


u/thedarkarmadillo Jan 14 '22

*In steaming shithole countries. You have to qualify that lm because In decent, developed countries that doesn't get passed down on the customer


u/CockMySock Jan 15 '22

Steaming shithole countries vs decent developed countries

LOL. Tell me where are you from and which category do you think it falls in?


u/thedarkarmadillo Jan 15 '22

My country thinks healthy citizens are a worthwhile investment and shouldnt bankrupt it's people vs countries that Do.



u/CockMySock Jan 15 '22

My condolences.


u/thedarkarmadillo Jan 15 '22

Great reply. Absolutely stellar. did you think of it yourself or did you have to crawl out of the basement to ask your mom for help with it?


u/CockMySock Jan 15 '22

No, I actually asked yours. She's right next to me. She says don't forget to drink your ovaltine, honey.


u/thedarkarmadillo Jan 15 '22

Oh shit you got me good! I haven't heard "no u" since I was in grade school. Gosh you are like, SO smart. Can we do a fart joke next? Oh wait I'll head you off (sorry)... Chicken butt! Hahahahaha I'm a regular ole cockmysock just too smart for the people around me. LMAO.

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