Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli made a name for himself and became one of the most infamous figures of the year with his 5000% price hike of a life saving AIDS drug Daraprim.
Shkreli raised the price of the drug from $13.50 a pill to $750 a pill. Public and political backlash was swift and severe for the 32 year old CEO, who was vilified on social media, in the press and in the political arena from the likes of current Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders as well as current MD representative Elijah Cummings.
Enter Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company out of San Diego, who announced an alternative to Daraprim that costs about a dollar a pill. This alternative drug actually has an active ingredient that reverses some of the negative effects of Daraprim.
Per their press release Imprimis noted that they do respect the right of Turing to charge what they see fit.