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Pharma CEO: We’re in Business of Shareholder Profit, Not Helping the Sick

Another Pharmaceutical CEO is stepping up to challenge Martin Shkreli as world’s most hated man.

Last month, Martin Shkreli became a household name. The CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals is now infamous for raising the price of a newly-acquired drug to $750 a pill. He also explained in an interview that his company was not alone in acquiring drugs currently on the market to raise their price and, in turn, rapidly drive up their stock price.

Enter J. Michael Pearson,  The current CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals who recently said that his company’s responsibility is to it’s shareholders, while making no mention of his customers who rely on his drugs to live.

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