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America’s Addiction To Abusive Drug Pricing

Good capitalists can agree that those who develop cutting-edge drugs deserve to be richly rewarded for their efforts. But then Americans must ask why they alone must bear the costs of bestowing the rewards.

July 13, 2017
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‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli Suspended From Twitter For Harassment

Former U.S. drug executive Martin Shkreli, dubbed the “pharma bro” and vilified for raising the price of a lifesaving drug by 5,000 percent, was suspended by Twitter on Sunday for harassing a female journalist.

January 9, 2017
The ticker information for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is displayed on a screen above the post where it's traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange November 4, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Our Sick Drug Business

Calling Valeant a “drug company” is problematic because it’s not much into researching and developing new medications. “Bet on management, not on science,” its outgoing CEO, J. Michael Pearson, was fond of saying.

May 3, 2016

Shkreli Laughs Off Questions From Lawmakers, Calls Them ‘Imbeciles’

Shkreli, 32, sparked outrage last year after his company raised the price of 62-year-old drug Daraprim by more than 5,000 percent, to $750 a pill.

February 4, 2016

Late Night Roundup: The Guillotine For Martin Shkreli?

Larry Wilmore celebrates the arrest of drug CEO for alleged Ponzi scheme: “Some people just need to die — and it shouldn’t be the AIDS and cancer patients.”

December 18, 2015

Turing CEO Martin Shkreli Arrested For Securities Fraud

Man who caused public outrage after raising price of a prescription drug by more than 5,000 percent, was arrested Thursday for alleged Ponzi-like scheme.

December 17, 2015

Drug Price Gouging A Product Of Our Political System

Martin Shkreli has also done the American people a service by showing in high def how the pharmaceutical industry gouges us on a regular basis.

October 1, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Pope And Circumstance!

Stephen Colbert was excited for Pope Francis’ visit to New York, so much so that he invited the leader of the Catholic Church to appear on his show.

September 25, 2015