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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Pharma bad boy Shkreli calls hearing questioners “imbeciles”


"Hard to accept that these imbeciles represent the people in our government," the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals tweeted.

Shkreli calls himself "the world's most eligible bachelor" and "the most successful Albanian to ever walk the face of this Earth." He strums his guitar on YouTube and paid a reported $2 million for the only known copy of an album by the Wu-Tang Clan.

Chaffetz, an admitted "conservative guy" who accepts that companies need to make profits, said he was disgusted. And Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., told them: "This is a scandal, an absolute abuse of power, an abuse of the pharmaceutical industry."

Internal documents released by the committee show that Valeant and Turing have made a practice of buying and then dramatically raising prices for low-cost drugs given to patients with life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, AIDS and cancer.

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