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.
— Michael P. Williams (@PhillyComptonMW) October 19, 2015
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.
Martin Shkreli comes across kind of stupid. http://t.co/WcyM8rG0jQ
— Mara Simperler (@marasimperler) October 19, 2015
— DumbLuckCapital (@DumbLuckCapital) October 19, 2015
— Alexis Ohanian (@alexisohanian) October 25, 2015
You should jump off twitter/a bridge. https://t.co/llj46ueVhl
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) October 27, 2015
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.
— MedCity News (@medcitynews) October 22, 2015
Yo @MartinShkreli, Your company's done, bro. The free market lowered the price of your product from $750 to $1. SMITE!
— God (@TheGoodGodAbove) October 23, 2015
— The Independent (@Independent) October 28, 2015