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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/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.