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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/KickNaptur Jan 14 '22

Return the money to who exactly? Is the government just taking it? Or does it go to the insurance companies, or the drug companies???? Nobody thats actually going to touch this money deserves it

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

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u/KallenGuren Jan 15 '22

The drug was free for uninsured people

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u/ComputersConfuseMe Jan 15 '22

I used to think this made it all ok. Then I realized insurance is pooled money, so by him charging insurance $750 a pill, everyone’s prices went up.

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u/heybg Jan 16 '22

From what I understand, very very few people were ever prescribed this medication, so it would have a negligible impact on premiums.