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Old 14 September 2017, 07:59 PM
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Daraprim was not protected by patents - it was just not used enough for anyone to bother making a generic version. There was no point until Shkreli jacked the price up.
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Old 14 September 2017, 09:16 PM
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Even before this he seems to have a very hateable face/smirk. From his voir dire:

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Juror No. 144: I don’t think I can because he kind of looks like a dick.
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Juror No. 52: When I walked in here today I looked at him, and in my head, that’s a snake — not knowing who he was. I just walked in and looked right at him and that’s a snake.
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Juror No. 28: Is he stupid or greedy? I can’t understand.
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Juror No. 59: And he disrespected the Wu-Tang Clan.
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Old 14 September 2017, 09:16 PM
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But no one else has approval to sell it in the US, including international manufacturers from first world countries whose manufacturing standards meet or exceed the US standards. That is one of the tricks I referred to. The barrier to approval is excessively high so no company wants to enter the market.
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Old 14 September 2017, 10:17 PM
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But no one else has approval to sell it in the US, including international manufacturers from first world countries whose manufacturing standards meet or exceed the US standards. That is one of the tricks I referred to. The barrier to approval is excessively high so no company wants to enter the market.
I was under the impression, based on this article, that you could get the drug mixed with a drug to fight side effects made to order.
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Old 14 September 2017, 10:44 PM
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From my understanding of that article, the drugs are being mixed one prescription at a time (that's how they avoid the required FDA approval for mass-produced drugs). That kind of production may be okay for a small market, but I don't know if that would be viable for a large market.
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Old 15 September 2017, 12:29 AM
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The "tweaking the formula and patenting the new formulary" is another hateful trick. It's what has kept asthma rescue inhalers ridiculously expensive when they should have been generic decades ago. In that case, they merely changed the propellant and argued that it constituted a new formulary.
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A Brooklyn federal judge dismissed the tearful plea for mercy from "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli and sentenced him Friday to seven years in prison for defrauding investors.

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American justice - screw poor people, you will be firmly tsk-ed at. Screw rich people, it's off to prison with you.

Still, I'm happy that he IS going to prison.
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Old 09 March 2018, 08:41 PM
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He will get credit for six months he has already spent in jail and was also sentenced to three years of probation after his release and ordered to pay a $75,000 fine.
That seems like a rather small fine.
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On Monday, [the judge] ordered the forfeiture of some $7.36 million in Shkreli’s assets, including the one-of-kind Wu-Tang Clan album “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” that he bought at an auction for $2 million.
Feel better?
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The ultimate example of a face in need of a fist.
According to this Gizmodo article:

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[I]t wasn’t a great sign for Shkreli when his own lawyer said in court that there were times he wanted to punch Shkreli directly in the face.
https://gizmodo.com/sobbing-martin-s...n-f-1823612102
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Old 11 March 2018, 01:42 AM
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As I said on the previous page, according to Stephen Colbert, they had a hard time finding jurors for his trial, because apparently even if they hadn't heard of him, potential jurors would take one look at him and be like, "Eff that guy!"

Because as it's repeatedly been said, both by me and other people in this thread, Martin Shkreli naturally has a punchable face.
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Old 11 March 2018, 03:23 AM
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What's wrong with the guy really, really isn't what he looks like.

And I am massively unhappy with the concept of punching people, even metaphorically, because of what they look like.
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Old 11 March 2018, 10:06 AM
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As I said on the previous page, according to Stephen Colbert, they had a hard time finding jurors for his trial, because apparently even if they hadn't heard of him, potential jurors would take one look at him and be like, "Eff that guy!"

Because as it's repeatedly been said, both by me and other people in this thread, Martin Shkreli naturally has a punchable face.
My brother said "he has a Resting Smirk Face". And he does.
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Because as it's repeatedly been said, both by me and other people in this thread, Martin Shkreli naturally has a punchable face.
I see great minds think alike! Wouldn't do much good though. And as Thorny Locust pointed out, that's not a good reason for giving someone a knuckle sandwich.
Shkreli was recently profiled on American Greed. ; the episode was open ended. Don't know whether the show will do a follow-up or not now that he's heading to the Grey Bar Hotel. He's probably going to Club Fed.
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For the record, I wouldn’t actually advocate punching out Shkreli because of his looks. I just like pointing out how Shkreli just naturally provokes an “Eff that guy!” response.
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Old 13 March 2018, 11:26 AM
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Yeah he does have that HERE I AM YOU LUCKY PEOPLE!!! look/attitude.
His family must be so proud.
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Old 13 March 2018, 11:49 AM
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Yeah he does have that HERE I AM YOU LUCKY PEOPLE!!! look/attitude.
His family must be so proud.
He could be the role model for pre-turned into a llama Kuzco in The Emperor's New Groove.
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