Martin Shrekeli Via Twitter
Sometimes, people do things that are seriously so abhorrent, they make you feel physically ill. Ex hedge-funder and dickhead of the century, Martin Shkreli, has just upped the price of the AIDS treatment drug Daraprim from $13.50 a pill to $750. As chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, Shrekeli purchased the rights to Daraprim in August for $55million.
Right now, every decent human in the world wants to kill him, and my god I hope someone succeeds. When asked about the hike by Bloomberg, he said his company ‘needed to turn a profit on the drug.’ He also confirms the pill only costs $1 to make. He says that the companies before Turing who owned the drug were ‘practically giving it away.’ Not really sure what else there is to say here, other than this hideous pile of shit you are looking at above is the epitome of evil, and I eagerly await the day he is riddled with a nondiscriminatory disease that leaves him gasping for air, and someone looks him square in the eye and says, ‘Sorry, I wish there was something I could do to help. But I need to turn a profit. You understand.’
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