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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/biggestbroever Jan 14 '22

If this is communist california, sign me up

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u/Saith_Cassus Jan 15 '22

No, it’s far worse…. socialism!!!

I heard from Tucker that this can only mean the death of America if we don’t charge people a fee for being born with a genetic condition that can’t be cured and can only be treated daily.

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

Well first, how does someone’s genetic condition affect me if we don’t pay for it? I have less taxes and take home more money? Sign me up. Drug producers overcharging for insulin doesn’t mean the solution is to make it free. It’s to regulate the price of insulin where they make a very normal profit margin and then those that have diabetes can purchase it for a reasonable cost.

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u/Saith_Cassus Jan 15 '22

It’s literally a vertical demand curve. We waste a shitton of our tax money on hardware that the military has actively told Congress that they don’t want. Just stop doing that and we’ll have all the funding we need to manufacture Federal insulin at no cost to the consumer.

Side note, I really dislike this notion of, “I don’t wanna let someone live if it means I might have less walking around money! They should just have to die/live in a financially precarious position because otherwise it’s not convenient to me!”

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

When did I ever say that? They can pay for their own medicine, and we can regulate it to be a reasonable price. They aren’t overcharged and neither am I.