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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/YourDamnRightItIs Jan 14 '22

MSM makes a big deal about this guy but it's a show. There's no movement on drug reform in the US. Insulin prices are still how much?

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u/the_busticated_one Jan 14 '22

Last time I checked, cash price for 10 days of insulin for my kid was $300. Granted, that's been 3 or 4 years, so I'm sure it's increased.

Literally, just the vial of insulin. That's not syringes, test strips, etc.

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u/thrilla-noise Jan 14 '22

and literally the same drug from the same factory in the same quantity is around $20 OTC in Canada without any insurance.

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u/BikerJedi Jan 14 '22

If any of us ever need it, I'll drive to Mexico or Canada once a year and stock up using tax money.

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u/Its_my_ghenetiks Jan 15 '22

All of my grandparents have diabetes, two of them have type 2 and two have type 1. Type 2 is also genetic to an extent, if I gained a good amount of weight, even if it was for a short period of time with depression or anything else, I'm at a greater risk than someone who has no diabetes in their family tree.

My kids might have diabetes because of the type 1 my grandparents have. You can't just say "don't be fat lol" as an excuse for predatory business practices when it can lead to the death of someone.

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u/Starblaiz Jan 15 '22

I love it when someone’s username is as perfect for the topic at hand as yours is for this.

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u/Its_my_ghenetiks Jan 15 '22

Hah! I didn't even notice