Screengrab via @martinshkreli/Twitter

Students recreate Martin Shkreli’s $750-per-pop drug for $2

He doesn't seem to mind.

 

Brianna Holt

IRL

Published Dec 1, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 11:31 am CDT

When Martin Shkreli acquired the rights to Daraprim in 2015, a life-saving treatment for a parasitic infection, he raised the price to $750 per pill from the original $13.50.

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For those who find this new price to be outrageously high, there’s good news.

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A group of students from Sydney Grammar School recreated the drug for the low cost of $2 per dose. The students cannot sell the drug, however—making it nothing more than a science project.

You’d think Shkreli would be troubled about students reinventing his product for much cheaper, but his Twitter responses say otherwise.

https://twitter.com/MartinShkreli/status/804113723854090240

https://twitter.com/MartinShkreli/status/804419648393330688

https://twitter.com/MartinShkreli/status/804113926082412544

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On Thursday Shkreli posted a video to explain his reaction to the Australian students.

https://twitter.com/MartinShkreli/status/804429820297760769

As of this writing, Shkreli remains unbothered by the development.

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*First Published: Dec 1, 2016, 8:05 pm CST