Politics Pharma CEO That Raised Drug Price 5000% Pissed At Bernie Sanders

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  1. BethSucks

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    Turing CEO Martin Shkreli so mad at Bernie Sanders he 'could punch a wall'
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    Pharma executive Martin Shkreli is pretty peeved at Bernie Sanders.
    The Turing Pharmaceuticals chief executive was branded America's least favorite CEO when he hiked the price of Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 -- or about 5,000%.

    Daraprim is used by some HIV patients and others to treat a life-threatening parasitic infection.

    The ensuing controversy has become a talking point in the 2016 presidential race. Democrats Sanders and Hillary Clinton both criticized Turing.

    Sanders has proposed regulating prices for drugs, saying the lack of such price controls in the United States has "been an unmitigated disaster."

    Shkreli recently endorsed Sanders' bid for the Democratic ticket.

    But Sanders effectively rejected Shkreli's $2,700 donation by saying he would give a donation of the same amount to a health clinic.

    Now Shkreli's backing has soured.

    He tweeted Sunday that he's so angry at Sanders that he "could punch a wall."

    Shkreli told CNNMoney on Sunday night that he donated to Sanders "in hopes of meeting him and discussing" pharmaceutical policy.

    "I find it bizarre that he won't engage me because he's been willing to use my name," Shkreli said. "He singled me out, but dozens of drug companies have done what I've done."

    Shkreli said he hasn't spoken directly to any of the current presidential candidates and has not decided who he will back for president.
     
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    Good. Im all for the capitalism and the profit motive, but due in large part to cronyism, Big Pharma is a big part of the cost problem of healthcare.
     
  3. HowieStearn

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    if you want the government telling you what to do 24/7, then Bernie's your man! Just vote fast, the old jue dosent have much time left :clap:
     
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    Its immoral to profit off of people's sickness. Big Pharma and big health have been out of control for decades and need to be reigned in.

    If I were president I would declare healthcare a national disaster and start handcuffing and frog-walking CEOs into court for profiteering. I'd also expose all the dirty back room deals that Bush and Obama made with them.
     
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    One of Barack's campaign promises was allow for Medicare to negotiate cheaper prices for drugs.

    In the end, he turned right around and followed in George W's footsteps.
     
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    What? You mean Obamacare makes Cheney's Halliburton stock rise look like child's play, and Washington is on the take from healthcare companies?

    Ya don't say;

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    That's all fine and good till you or a relative need a drug that will break you financially.

    Capitalism is great, but there is some room for common sense regulation.
     
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    common sense isnt Bernies forte brah
     
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    theres a difference between capitalism, and ripping ppl off
    if everyone was moral, we wouldnt need any regulations
     
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    Not to mention the revenue they raise in fines if you're not signed up.

    It's win-win for both sides.
     
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    Unfortunately, it isn't for most politicians.

    :(
     
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    ...first off that little pussy isnt going to be punching any walls. secondly keep donating your ass off beyond paying your taxes for a cure for xyz so that when they find a cure they can charge you 250 to 300k a year for your meds. bunch of fucking assholes with no honorable intentions. if they were looking for a cure for alcoholism theyd all open a bar first.
     
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    I thought we'd be in a healthcare utopia once ObummerCare started. saving $2400 a month and all dat :scratch:
     
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    Gotta have profit motive, otherwise nothing gets done. It's a sad human nature to not give a fuck about money unless you're the one actually working hard and earning it.
     
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    Shackerelli is a scumbag, he just offered the donation in hopes that someone would accept it so he could criticizer Sanders.
     
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    & our gub...the cost of the same drugs by the same companies are at least, at least half the price in every other country in the world....its fucking insane how the US is subsidizing the rest of the world and no one in our shitty gub is talking about it...Washington should be burned to the ground and we start over.
     
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    that guy really is a piece of shit. I would hate to be his parents.
     
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    He's mad enough to punch a wall? Good, punch it and break your hand. Then we will raise the price of Percocet by 20,000,000% and see how you do.
     
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    business is business
    and a huge part of the health care world is a business

    but that drug guy is a skeevy weirdo-you wouldn't trust that creep around a kid alone--you shouldn't at least
     
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    no business is not business, the medical industry has been banking on hidden prices, gub lobbyists, no competition, bullshit accounting by big pharma to blame it on r&d and insurance companies. employer based healthcare is the worst thing to happen to us. if you ever want to get rich, find an industry that bills insurance companies. the medical profession is a gub protected cartel that makes opec look like girl scouts....no one can afford basic medical services. its fucking nuts.
     
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