Sunday, 15 May 2016

Martin Shkreli and Turing Pharmaceuticals are "Pure evil"

"Drug prices have been a big issue nationwide, highlighted by Martin Shkreli, a boyish-looking, early-30s executive dubbed "Pharma Bro." He was CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals when the company acquired rights to make Daraprim, which has been on the market since the 1950s and is used to treat a life-threatening parasitic infection.

Turing raised the price from $13.50 to $750 per pill.

At a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing in March, Sen. Bob Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat, called that move "pure evil."

According to the website AlterNet, drug companies made $85 billion in profits in 2012 and that number just keeps increasing from year to year.

Please send Senator Bob Casey an email telling him that you support his efforts to prevent the pharmaceutical industry from continuing to gouge the public.

And read the story on CTV News

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