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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:37 PM

'Pharma Bro' wants out of prison to research coronavirus

Source: Associated Press

‘Pharma Bro’ wants out of prison to research coronavirus

By TOM HAYS
April 7, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Convicted former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli, known as “Pharma Bro,” wants to get out of prison so he can help research a treatment for the coronavirus, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Defense attorney Ben Brafman said that he will file court papers asking federal authorities to release Shkreli for three months so he can do laboratory work “under strict supervision.”

His client — best known before his arrest for drug price-gouging and his snarky online persona — is housed at a low-security prison in Allenwood, Pennsylvania.

“I have always said that if focused and left in a lab, Martin could help cure cancer,” Brafman said in a statement. “Maybe he can help the scientific community better understand this terrible virus.”

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Read more: https://apnews.com/d7209508da9d2edaa0bad6932611b4b0


FILE- In this Aug. 4, 2017 file photo, former pharmaceutical company CEO, Martin Shkreli, arrives at federal court in New York. The convicted former drug company wants out of prison so he can help research a treatment for the coronavirus. Shkreli's attorney said Tuesday, April 7, 2020, that he will be filing court papers asking federal authorities to release Shkreli for three months so he can do laboratory work “under strict supervision.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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If he get somebody on Faux to say nice things about him, he just might convince the Trumpers to spring him.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:39 PM

1. I sure hope 45 doesn't pardon him.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:41 PM

4. I sure hope 45 doesn't hire him.

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Response to Eugene (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:43 PM

7. Yes, I could see them striking up a little deal.

I know I'm going to hell already, so I will come out and say this: I hope he contracts COVID in prison and that's all she wrote.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:43 PM

9. That would seem to check a lot of boxes

for him, not the least of which being "owning the Libs."

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:40 PM

2. "WHAT THE FUCK"

SEE it works well

That unnamed sailor is my hero

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:40 PM

3. I'm sure there are plenty of virologists and epidemiologists

who aren't sociopathic assholes that need support and "a lab to work in by themselves".

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:42 PM

5. He may not find a cure but I'm sure he can help the pharmaceutical companies set a price point . . .

a price point that is fair and equitable for all the corporate officers, investors, and assorted sleaze balls hoping to horn in on the profits.

Yeah. He should be granted a special consideration.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:33 PM

15. This sums it up.

He’s no scientist.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:43 PM

6. We are much safer where you are.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:44 PM

10. Good one! nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:43 PM

8. He'd probably even give a kickback to Trump!

No matter, we couldn't afford the meds, anyway. Cheaper to die.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:46 PM

11. And he's already decided how much he's going to charge for it, too.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:48 PM

12. We don't need the smirking thie. Deranged demagogue has the cure, beautiful cures.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:14 PM

13. The judge might be surprised that she missed his having a science degree - any science degree...

Oh wait. He doesn't.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:28 PM

14. I am pleased to be reminded that he is STILL in prison.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:36 PM

16. He has no education or experience to do this kind of research.

He’s a market manipulator, not a scientist.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:38 PM

17. Rot where you are, Shrkeli. Just rot. nt

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