Tag Archives: Martin Shkreli

Pharma Douche, The Musical

For real. Via Yahoo News: Auditions are being held this weekend to play Martin Shkreli in a upcoming musical about the infamous millionaire, hoverboard-riding pharma bro called “Martin Shkreli’s Game.” “Remember when the internet thought that Bill Murray could legally steal back the $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, from that pharma bro Martin Shkreli? …

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New Charges For Pharma Douche Martin Shkreli

From the Associated Press: Federal prosecutors in New York have filed additional criminal charges against a pharmaceutical executive who separately was heavily criticized for raising the price of a lifesaving malaria medication. A new indictment filed Friday in Brooklyn says Martin Shkreli and his former attorney Evan Greebel schemed to defraud potential investors of his former drug company Retrophin Inc., …

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Pharma Douche Martin Shkreli: People Who Don’t Like Donald Trump Are Jealous, Stupid, And Poor

Via Mediaite: Shkreli’s choice for the next president is an interesting one, especially since Trump once called him a “spoiled brat” when asked about his infamous price-gouging. Vanity Fair did a profile on Shkreli not long afterwards, where he responded to Trump with a “f*ck” him. Shkreli later tried to donate to Bernie Sanders, but the senator rejected his offer. Shkreli …

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Pharma Douche Booted From House Hearing [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: “Pharma bro” went to Washington — and for once, he shut up. Reviled ex-executive Martin Shkreli smirked his way through a congressional hearing about his infamous drug price-gouging Thursday morning, but hid behind the Fifth Amendment to avoid every single question — even one about the Wu-Tang Clan. The hearing committee quickly got fed …

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TODAY: Pharma Douche Martin Shkreli To Plead The Fifth At US House Price-Gouging Hearing

Politico reports: The drug industry’s most notorious CEO, who exulted in making a fortune by jacking up the price of a life-saving medicine, will plead the Fifth Amendment on Thursday morning when he appears for the first time before lawmakers he trashes on Twitter. The appearance of former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, the hoodie-wearing, hip-hop-loving indicted millennial multimillionaire, will …

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TODAY IN WTF: Pharma Douche Threatens To Have Wu-Tang Member Ghostface Killah Murdered [VIDEO]

Take it away TMZ: Ghostface Killah from Wu-Tang Clan just made a BIG mistake by mocking Martin Shkreli … according to Shkreli who’s now making a slew of threats against Ghost. TMZ obtained a video the pharma exec recorded while wearing his hardest sport coat, with 3 masked men standing behind him. Shkreli, who dropped $2 mil for Wu-Tang’s one-of-a-kind …

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Company Run By Pharma Douche Declares Bankruptcy

Via New York Magazine: KaloBios, the biotech company briefly helmed by recently arrested “most hated man in America” Martin Shkreli, filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday. The company was already near collapse before Shkreli and a team of investors bought up a bunch of shares and he became CEO. He resigned from the San Francisco–based company shortly after getting arrested on …

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Pharma Douche Fired From Second Company

NBC News reports: Martin Shkreli, the embattled health care businessman, has been let go by KaloBios Pharmaceuticals — one of the companies he had headed. KaloBios, which has a market cap of less than $100 million, hasn’t traded since last Thursday. It was halted about 10 minutes after news of Shkreli’s arrest. The company said the alleged fraudster was “terminated” …

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Busted Pharma Douche Resigns From His Company, But Now What About The Cost Of That AIDS Drug?

Via press release from the Human Rights Campaign: We hope that Martin Shkreli’s departure will mark the end of Turing Pharmaceuticals’ reckless price hikes on life-saving medications,” said Olivia Alair Dalton, HRC’s Senior Vice President for Communications and Marketing. “Turing’s interim CEO Ron Tilles should immediately roll back the company’s unconscionable 5,000 percent price hike on Daraprim, a crucial treatment …

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FBI Tweet: No, We Didn’t Seize That Wu-Tang Clan Album When Arresting The Pharma Douche

Twitter was very amused. Via Slate: In the most 2015-esque news of 2015, the FBI just tweeted that it did not seize the single-copy Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin when it arrested “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli on securities fraud charges earlier Thursday. Please pause before continuing to consider how little of that sentence would have been …

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Pharma Douche Arrested For Securities Fraud

Whoa. Bloomberg Business reports: A boyish drug company entrepreneur, who rocketed to infamy by jacking up the price of a life-saving pill from $13.50 to $750, was arrested on securities fraud related to a firm he founded. Martin Shkreli, 32, ignited a firestorm over drug prices in September and became a symbol of defiant greed. The federal case against him …

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Pharma Douche To Gouge Another Patient Group

The New York Times reports: Martin Shkreli is once again provoking alarm with a plan to sharply increase the price of a decades-old drug for a serious infectious disease. This time the drug treats Chagas disease, a parasitic infection that can cause potentially lethal heart problems. “It’s caused a lot of angst in the Chagas community,” said Dr. Sheba Meymandi, …

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Pharma Douche Spends $2M On Rap Album (Because Nobody Else Will Be Able To Have It)

He really loves being America’s most notorious douchebag. Pitchfork reports: Last month, reports emerged that Wu-Tang Clan’s one-of-a-kind album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, had been sold for “millions.” Now, Bloomberg has revealed the buyer’s identity: Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli. Shkreli is the former hedge fund manager (and Collect Records associate) who made headlines this year for increasing …

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Pharma Douche Martin Shkreli: I Just Wish I’d Raised The Cost Of That AIDS Drug Even More

Pharma douchebro Martin Shkreli has told Forbes that he regrets not having raised the cost of his AIDS drug even more than he did. From the interview: Martin Shkreli hasn’t changed. If anything, the provocative pharmaceutical CEO — who became “the most hated man in America” earlier this year — thinks he didn’t go far enough when he hiked the …

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Pharma Douche Martin Shrekeli Reverses Plan To Lower Price Of HIV/AIDS Medication

Arstechnica reports: Turing Pharmaceuticals AG will not reverse its decision to raise the price of a decades-old drug, Daraprim, by more than 5,000 percent, backing out of previous statements that it would cut the cost by the end of the year. In an announcement on Tuesday, the company said that the list price of Daraprim, which jumped from $13.50 a …

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Rival Wipes Smirk Off Face Of Pharma Douche Martin Shkreli, Offers Generic AIDS Medication For $1/Pill

The most hated man in pharma is having a bad day. The Associated Press has the story: Stepping into the furor over eye-popping price spikes for old generic medicines, a maker of compounded drugs will begin selling $1 doses of Daraprim, whose price recently was jacked up to $750 per pill by Turing Pharmaceuticals. San Diego-based Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc., which …

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Bernie Sanders Rejects Donation From Pharma Douche Martin Shkreli, Gives Money To AIDS Charity

Boston.com reports: Pharmaceutics CEO Martin Shkreli wanted to make a donation to Bernie Sanders’ campaign in order to get a meeting with the Vermont senator, according to Stat. The Sanders campaign said no thanks. They’ll be passing on the money to a Washington health clinic, and Shkreli—the so-called “most hated” man in America whose company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, raised the price …

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NEW YORK: HRC Demands That AG Eric Schneiderman Investigate Price-Gouging Pharma CEO

Today the Human Rights Campaign sent a letter to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman [photo] in which they call for an investigation of price-gouging by pharma CEO Martin Shkreli.  HRC head Chad Griffin writes: Daraprim is a lifesaving treatment for toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection impacting patients with compromised immune systems including those who are pregnant or living with HIV. …

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Price-Gouging Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli: I’ll Lower The Cost Of That AIDS Drug

But he won’t say by how much. NBC News reports: The pharmaceutical company boss under fire for increasing the price of the drug Daraprim by more than 5,000 percent said Tuesday he will lower the cost of the life-saving medication. Martin Shkreli did not say what the new price would be, but expected a determination to be made over the …

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Hillary Clinton Sends Biotech Stocks Tumbling After Tweeted Reaction To Drug Price Gouging Story

Hillary Clinton yesterday tweeted the above reaction to a New York Times story about drug price gouging. Then this happened: The former first lady’s comments clearly spooked investors. The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) went from flat on the day before the Clinton tweet to closing down nearly 5%. Biotech stocks helped knock the Nasdaq into the red on what …

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