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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/Gingorthedestroyer Jan 14 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Take My Energy Starry

Let’s do insulin producers now.

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u/omgburritos Jan 14 '22 edited Jan 14 '22

Joe Manchin's daughter

Edit: EpiPen, not insulin. But still...

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u/Reddituser45005 Jan 14 '22

And she got a $30 millions golden parachute to exit the company after the EpiPen scandal. It has since, rebranded under a new corporate name and shuttered it’s primary manufacturing ( and only unionized ) plant in North America

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u/polyrhetor Jan 14 '22

She was also the central player in the WVU executive MBA scandal, in which she claimed to have it, didn’t complete it, and when called on it the WVU admin falsified records rather than contradict her. As a Mountaineer grad I still feel perpetual outrage about this.

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u/Sage2050 Jan 14 '22

Don't forget that daddy Manchin was friends with the CEO of said pharma company that made her COO out of college with no qualifications that she would later became CEO of.

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u/QuickAltTab Jan 14 '22

Double don't forget that mommy manchin was the head of the WVa board of education and spearheaded the campaign to require schools to purchase epipens, which coincidentally enough coincided with her daughter's campaign to price gouge on the price of said epipens.

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u/ArtisanSamosa Jan 15 '22

And now they are going around blocking infrastructure spending, child tax credits, minimum wage increases, etc... Ya'll ever seen the embodiment of evil? I've heard of this Satan guy, but he doesn't seem as bad as these people.

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u/1982throwaway1 Jan 15 '22

Yes, they are bad but I don't think Biden really gives two shits either. He's not really pushing hard to get lower drug costs or universal healthcare and why would he, I mean the pharmaceutical companies give a shit ton of money to the DNC.

I mean yeah, he mentions these things just to have them blocked by Manchin and then rolls over and plays dead.

The real power move would be if Bresch suddenly found herself under investigation. I bet that Manchin would be a lot more willing to play ball at that point.

I's sick of have the choice of shitty and shittier. Yeah, Biden was the shit we stepped in, Trump was the shit sandwich we all had to take a bite of. Neither are acceptable.

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u/ArtisanSamosa Jan 15 '22

Yea bro. I feel the pain. It sucks the situation we're all in.