Was the price increase necessary?


The price increase defended by Martin Shkreli was portrayed as necessary by him, emphasizing that the drastic pricing was essential to cover the treatment costs, including future medical expenses that would be much higher if the disease were not managed with the drug. He argued that the price increase was crucial from a financial perspective, stressing that insurances would cover the cost, thus not affecting patient access significantly 1.

Drug Pricing Debate

Martin defends his decision to raise the price of Daraprim, arguing that it was necessary to cover the costs of research and development. He also explains how the drug's pricing was not a significant concern for insurers and patients.

My First Million

Martin Shkreli Reveals How He Made His First $100 Million (#445)