Tag: Daraprim

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Who Raised Daraprim Drug Price By More Than 5,000 Percent Gets 7 Years In Prison

The most hated man in America, Martin Shkreli, was sentenced to 7 years in prison. The judge said that the punishment for the founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals is not for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug, nor for his abrasive behavior.

Feature | Health March 10, 2018

Investors Had No Problem Trusting ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli, Trial Shows

In the ongoing Martin Shkreli trial over securities fraud, a pharma executive's daughter has testified that she felt 'betrayed' by Shkreli over difficulties getting her investment back. Learn more about the case against 'Pharma Bro.'

Business Tech June 30, 2017

Martin Shkreli Hits Back At Drug Lobbying Group's PR Campaign With 'Pharma Skeletons'

Former pharma CEO Martin Shkreli fires back at the newest PR campaign of PhRMA. His weapon of choice: his website "Pharma Skeletons," which exposes how other drug companies supposedly jack up drug prices as well.

Medicine January 25, 2017

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Trolls Congress Following Committee Hearing

American businessman and pharma exec Martin Shkreli took to Twitter to express his frustrations regarding the congressional hearing on charges of fraud raised against him. In one of his recent posts, Shkreli referred to members of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform as 'imbeciles.'

Business February 5, 2016

Congress Subpoenas Martin Shkreli To Testify On Drug Price Increase

A House committee subpoenaed former drug CEO Martin Shkreli to attend a hearing on drug prices and testify on his former firm’s decision to increase a critical drug's price by over 5,000 percent. Whether Shkreli will appear remains to be seen.

Life January 21, 2016

The Biggest Health Stories Of 2015: E. Coli Outbreaks, Listeria Contamination, Daraprim Price Hike And CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing

As time winds down for the year that was 2015, we take a look back at some of the biggest stories on human health over the past 12 months. From outbreaks of infectious diseases to the advancement of genome-editing technology, researchers have made a number of achievements that will help shape the future of our society.

Life December 26, 2015

Express Scripts Partners With Drug Compounder To Provide $1 Alternative To Daraprim

Amid controversy of Daraprim's manufacturer on increasing the price of the drug by 5,000 percent, a ray of hope gives promise for patients taking the expensive medicine. Express Scripts Partners with Imprimis Pharmaceuticals to provide a $1 alternative to Daraprim.

Life December 6, 2015

Turing Breaks Promise To Lower Price Of $750 Daraprim Drug

Turing Pharmaceuticals pledged to cut the cost of its $750-per-pill HIV treatment drug Daraprim. However, it is instead only reducing charges to hospitals by up to 50 percent for the toxoplasmosis medication.

Life November 26, 2015

Turing To Lower Price Of Anti-Parasite Drug Daraprim By As Much As 50 Percent But Only For Hospitals

Turing Pharmaceuticals is set to lower the price of Daraprim by as much as 50 percent before Christmas. The discount, however, comes with a condition and not all patients will be able to enjoy the price drop.

Business November 22, 2015

US Prescription Drug Prices Should Reflect Value They Bring To Patients, Says Expert Panel

Experts in a recent medical panel said that Americans are being “tremendously ripped off with drugs." In September, the price of HIV drug Daraprim increased from $13.50 to $750 per tablet.

Life October 24, 2015

Costly Turing Drug Now Has Competition: Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Offers $1 Alternative To $750 Daraprim

A San Diego biomedical firm announced the launch of its $1 alternative to HIV drug Daraprim, a brand-name formulation of pyrimethamine. The price of Turing Pharmaceuticals' Daraprim jumped from $13.50 to a reported $750 per tablet last month.

Life October 23, 2015

Clinton Wants US Regulators To Investigate Daraprim Price Hike

Hillary Clinton called for U.S. regulators to investigate the details about the massive price hike of Daraprim. The presidential candidate sent letters to FDA and Federal Trade Commission, urging them to review, regulate and take action on this controversial issue.

Life October 20, 2015

Donald Trump Slams Martin Shkreli For Massive Drug Price Hike

Donald Trump expressed his disgust over Martin Shkreli's decision to massively increase the price of an AIDS drug. The presidential candidate commented in a press conference that Shkreli looks like a "spoiled brat" and that he is "nothing."

Life September 25, 2015

Shkreli Says Turing Will Roll Back Price Of AIDS Drug

The price of Daraprim will undergo a rollback after Turing Pharmaceuticals imposed a 5,000 percent price hike. CEO Martin Shkreli says the decision was a reaction to the massive outrage expressed by political figures and the public.

Life September 25, 2015

$13.50 To $750: Price Of Popular Parasitic Infection Drug Daraprim Increases By About 5,000 Percent

The price of Daraprim, a standard treatment for parasitic infection toxoplasmosis, increased from $13.50 To $750. Turing Pharmaceuticals said that it will use the money to develop better treatments for the disease with fewer side effects.

Life September 22, 2015

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