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on December 16, 2016 in World News

High schoolers recreate Big Pharma’s $750 drug ‘Daraprim’ for only $2

 by: David Gutierrez Last year, hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli had his company Turing Pharmaceuticals purchase the rights to anti-parasitic drug Daraprim, and immediately jacked the price up 5,000 percent, from $13.50 a pill to an astonishing $750. It was widely viewed as a quintessential example of Big Pharma price gouging. Now, a group of Australian 11th graders has developed a new technique to make the drug’s active ingredient in their high school chemistry lab for the equivalent of just $2 a pill. Daraprim, which is on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines, is used to treat...

 by: David Gutierrez Last year, hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli had his company Turing Pharmaceuticals purchase the rights to anti-parasitic drug Daraprim, and immediately jacked the price up 5,000 percent, from $13.50 a pill to an astonishing $750. It...

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