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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/richraid21 Jan 14 '22

That website is a fucking joke.

The original source was about analyst reports that no one can disagree with:

While this proposition [gene therapy, cures] carries tremendous value for patients and society, it could represent a challenge for genome medicine developers looking for sustained cash flow

The idea being that the R&D expenses may not be recouped if the market isn't large enough.

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

So when they die they would rather have a larger number in their bank account... rather than the adoration of all of humanity, savior of millions of lives, and conqueror of one of the greatest puzzles humanity has ever encountered under their belt? So well known that their legacy would be passed down for hundreds, if not thousands of years?

Not to mention they are also human and might die of cancer?

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u/Northern-Canadian Jan 15 '22

If a researcher discovers a cure for cancer then I’d doubt the could keep a lid on it until the day they die.

It’s too important to humanity.

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u/NathanBlackwell Jan 15 '22

Also that researcher would be a billionaire from the patent or just general publicity things alone.