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Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli Thwarted By High School Students — They Figured Out How To Make His $750 Drug For Just $2!!!

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Science triumphs over greed! Love it!

"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli has made a name for himself as a pop culture heel over the past year, doing things like threatening to break the only copy of Wu Tang's unique album.

But don't forget the truly heinous reason we know him at all — because he bought the rights to Daraprim and raised the price 5500% from $13.50 to $750 per dose.

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Daraprim, chemically known as pyrimethamine, is used to treat malaria and toxoplasmosis in AIDS patients, and is named on the World Health Organization's list of essential medicines.

And this tool tried to gouge the price to make himself a profit off of people in need.

However, a group of Australian high school students have put a crimp in his medicinal monopoly plans; they figured out how to

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Life-Saving Drug For Infants Just Went Up 2000% In Price Overnight — Here's What We Know About The Next Martin Shkreli

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Why is this a thing that keeps happening…

Do you remember how that drug company Turing Pharmaceuticals caused major outrage back in September when their AIDS drug Daraprim raised over 5,000 percent in price overnight?

Well it seems as though CEO Martin Shkreli has an admirer because another big pharma powerhouse called Mallinckrodt just shocked users with a 2,000 percent increase!

Related: Martin Shkreli Creeps On Women On Tinder!

Apparently, a Canadian drug called Synacthen Depot is used to treat infants who suffer from epileptic spasms — aka West syndrome — but starting Monday morning, the already-expensive $33 medicine will now cost about $700 for a single vile.

Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children neurologist Dr. Carter Snead has spoken out about how the controversial business move could affect sick kids, saying:

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Woman Realizes Her Latest Tinder Match Was AIDS Drug Price Gouger Martin Shkreli — So She Shared Their Entire Awkward Conversation!

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Well at least this isn't as bad as the last romantic news we heard about him…

Martin Shkreli isn't exactly the most loved man in America after he raised the price of an AIDS drug by more than 5000 percent overnight last month, but that's not gonna keep him out of the dating game!

The 32-year-old Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO has apparently been pretty active on Tinder despite his notorious image, but his latest online dating match is calling him out on his controversial actions!

Related: Jared Fogle Tries To Avoid Jail Time With Medical Excuse!

Self-proclaimed "World Class Tinder Theorist" and writer Eve Peyser matched with Martin back on Sept 30, and decided to post their entire conversation on Sunday!

Eve isn't about to let Martin off the hook for his greedy ways, but she's still pretty diplomatic about not completely ripping him a new one:

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Pharma CEO Who Raised Price Of AIDS Drug Allegedly Offered To Pay His Ex-Girlfriend $10,000 To Give Her Oral Sex! See The Repulsive Emails!

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By now, you might have heard of Martin Shkreli, who sparked outrage after his pharmaceutical company raised the price of the life saving drug Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 a pill overnight!

After being called out by pretty much the entire internet, Shkreli backed down and promised to lower the price of the pill — but not before some of his disgusting past behavior came to light!

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Shkreli's ex-girlfriend claimed in a blog post that the pharma CEO offered to pay her $10,000 in exchange for him performing oral sex on her!

The ex, who goes by Katie on her blog In Defense Of Getting Off, wrote in a post titled 10k that Shkreli contacted her for over five years after they split! She wrote:

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Pharma CEO Who Raised Price Of AIDS Drug Over 5500% Says He'll Lower It — Just So People Will Leave Him Alone??

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Time for a bit of damage control!

On Monday Martin Shkreli — the former hedge fund manager and current CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals announced that he'd be raising the price of the recently purchased drug Daraprim — a medication that helps people with weakened immune system such as AIDS patients or pregnant women.

There was a huge public outcry after people learned he was raising the price from $13.50 to $750 per pill!

Related: Desperate Father Says He Robbed Bank To Pay For Baby Daughter's Cancer Treatment!

Well apparently he's had a change of heart as the CEO announced he would be lowering the price, saying the new cost would be figured out in the next few weeks.

His decision to flip flop isn't surprising; he faced an understandably vicious backlash after the 5500% increase was reported. He said:

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Hedge Funder Buys Rights To AIDS Medication & Immediately Raises The Price From $13.50 To $750 Per Pill!

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This seems pretty deplorable to us…

Martin Shkreli is a former hedge fund manager who is currently the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, but he may be even more infamous now not for his success in business, but rather his shady way of treating his patients.

That's because the 32-year-old just purchased the rights to a 62-year-old drug called Daraprim and immediately gouged the price from $13.50 a pill to an unbelievable $750!

That's over a 5000% jump overnight!

Related: Jared Fogle Tries To Avoid Jail Time With Medical Excuse!

What makes the price fluctuation even more despicable is that the people who rely on Daraprim are AIDS patients and infants, so Martin is hurting people who are already struggling.

The big pharma businessman has spoken up for himself after the change, saying that the medical world is in need of a better version of the drug — even though AIDS doctors have claimed otherwise — and said he purchased the rights to Daraprim in order to help society.

We get that he may have needed to raise the price a little in order to turn some sort of a profit… but how could multiplying the price by over 55 times be at all justifiable?!

Ch-ch-check out Martin's attempt to defend himself Monday on CNBC (below)!!!

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