Martin Shkreli's price-gouging tactics when he was CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals may seem out of line with many of the jurors being asked this week to preside over his trial in Brooklyn federal court. Turns out, though, the practice is routine among many of Shkreli's fellow pharma executives. When Shkreli raised the cost of an anti-infection drug used for HIV and cancer patients by more than 5,000 percent, he was actually following a trend.
Former pharmaceutical company executive Martin Shkreli is set to appear in Brooklyn federal court today, facing up to 20 years in prison if convicted on charges that include securities fraud and wire fraud. The former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO - notorious for raising the cost of an anti-infection drug by more than 5,000 percent - was charged in December 2015 with securities fraud related to his previous professional life as a hedge fund manager and leader of a different drug company, Retrophin.
Frustration over the rising cost of health care continues to linger among many of the potential jurors asked to preside in Brooklyn federal court for the trial of former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli. "I have friends who are LGBT and personally know someone on AIDS medication," one unnamed woman told Judge Kiyo Matsumoto Tuesday morning. "I've cried with them — I don't think I'd be the right person to sit."
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Selecting a term
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