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Martin Shkreli Reportedly Being Total Fuckboy From Prison

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No surprise here: A disgraced pharmaceutical exec known for raising the prices of rare drugs astronomically, prohibitively, for profit, and 16 months into his seven-year sentence for securities fraud, continues to nourish his unbearable fuckboy pharma bro persona from behind bars.

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The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that Shkreli still wields influence over Phoenixus AG (the company through with Shrkreli raised the price of an HIV medication from $13.50 to $750 in 2015, formerly Turing Pharmaceuticals AG). He stays in touch using a contraband phone, over which, according to a source, he recently fired the company’s chief executive while he was on a safari vacation. The prison inmate handbook states, “Conducting a business, in any way, is a prohibited act.” Shkreli’s business strategy reportedly “involves acquiring more rare drugs in various stages of development.”

Shkreli reportedly calculated on an envelope that Phoenixus could be worth $3.7 billion by 2023. His investors are concerned. According to the WSJ report, their issue is not with the company’s evil business strategy; they worry Shkreli isn’t good for the money.

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Shkreli’s friends on the inside, “Krispy” and “D-Block,” reportedly refer to him as “Asshole.” His brand is strong. Also: Someone stop him?

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Me: The prison-industrial complex must be destroyed, there is no just incarceration

Me after being reminded of the existence of Martin Shkreli: ...... Actually indefinite detention might be okay