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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/meepmeep13 Jan 14 '22

How is it exposing them, if it's mostly links to lawsuits and fines? Isn't that evidence that they haven't been getting away with it?

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u/SupaSlide Jan 15 '22

When the lawsuits/fines are so low that it's more profitable to just keep breaking the law, they're getting away with it.

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u/meepmeep13 Jan 15 '22

They include some of the largest fines and settlements in legal history https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_pharmaceutical_settlements

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u/SupaSlide Jan 15 '22

Even the worst of those given to GlaxoSmithKline was only one quarter's worth of net income/cash flow, so my point still stands.