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5500% increase in anti-AIDS drug?

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:32 pm
by bindeweede
I've come across several articles similar to this from the.......well.....http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -5500.html

And then I came across this.
When I first saw the story, I was wondering if it was factual. Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a disturbing lack of fact checking by people passing along memes. I’ve gotten to the point that whenever someone makes a statement about something, I spend an hour researching it. It’s getting out of hand.
Always interesting to read from another angle.

http://www.skepticalraptor.com/skeptica ... the-facts/

Re: 5500% increase in anti-AIDS drug?

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:33 pm
by chaggle
bindeweede wrote:I've come across several articles similar to this from the.......well.....http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -5500.html

And then I came across this.
When I first saw the story, I was wondering if it was factual. Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a disturbing lack of fact checking by people passing along memes. I’ve gotten to the point that whenever someone makes a statement about something, I spend an hour researching it. It’s getting out of hand.
Always interesting to read from another angle.

http://www.skepticalraptor.com/skeptica ... the-facts/
This spinning of stories to suit a particular agenda happens all the time - and the skeptisphere is often as guilty as woodom IMO.

Re: 5500% increase in anti-AIDS drug?

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:51 pm
by bindeweede
Martin Shkreli, founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals, has resigned as chief executive of the embattled company, effective immediately. The chairman of Turing’s board of directors, Ron Tilles, has been appointed interim CEO, the company announced.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015 ... ceuticals/

Re: 5500% increase in anti-AIDS drug?

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:46 pm
by Abdul Alhazred
Bear in mind this is a "good" business move only because the government (or government mandated insurance) pays for it.

Re: 5500% increase in anti-AIDS drug?

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:58 pm
by bindeweede
Looks like Martin Shkreli, who was convicted of three counts of securities fraud on Aug. 4, will now await his January 2018 sentencing hearing in jail.
Martin Shkreli jailed after Facebook post about Hillary Clinton
Oh dear. Oh well........

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/bus ... y-clinton/

Re: 5500% increase in anti-AIDS drug?

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:56 pm
by Tony.Williams
What a nice young man... :fp

Re: 5500% increase in anti-AIDS drug?

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:01 pm
by bindeweede
Martin Shkreli, the notorious former hedge fund manager, is scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court on Friday for defrauding investors.

Prosecutors have asked U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto to sentence Shkreli to at least 15 years in prison. Shkreli’s defense team is asking for much less, 12 to 18 months.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/bus ... 00c1caf07d

Re: 5500% increase in anti-AIDS drug?

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:05 pm
by bindeweede
In a packed Brooklyn courthouse on Friday, Martin Shkreli, the “Pharma Bro” who rose to international notoriety after increasing the price of a lifesaving drug 50-fold, was sentenced to seven years in prison.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... ourt-trial