Hashtag: Martin Shkeli’s $750 HIV medication gets $1 competition

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The now infamous man who raised the price of a common drug for HIV and AIDS patients by over 5,000 percent has perhaps run into a bit of karmic justice after a rival company has vowed to make a $1 alternative of the same medication.

Last month, Martin Shkreli spiked the price of the life-saving medicine Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 per pill, arguably becoming the most hated man in America. His interaction with the public ever since has been, in a word – strange.

But last Thursday, a San Diego-based pharmaceutical company, Imprimis, lowered the price of their Daraprim alternative to $1 a pill. However, we’ll have to see whether it’ll have the intended effect without FDA approval, which the alternative does not yet have.

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