Price Gouging Drug CEO Claims He’s The Good Guy

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The CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals is defending his decision to raise the price of the drug Daraprim 5500%, from $13.50 to $750. He claims his company was not making a profit from the drug and that what he did was actually “altruistic.” Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

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“Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli defended raising the price of Daraprim from $13.50 to $750, even though it is used to treat vulnerable groups like AIDS and cancer patients.

“The drug was unprofitable at the former price,” Shkreli told CBS News correspondent Don Dahler in an interview that aired on Tuesday. “And at this price, it’s a reasonable profit, not excessive at all.”

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