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