The retail prices for prescription drugs have increased at a faster rate from the year 2006 to 2013. In 2013, the retail price hike for prescription drugs used by older people in America was 9.4%.
The center of life-saving drug price hike controversy, Martin Shkreli tried to made himself in the news again. He claimed that he was scammed for $15 million for the new album of Kanye West "Life of Pablo."
Martin Shkreli expressed his wish to buy Kanye West’s new album. Martin is ready to pay the rapper $10 million in exchange for sole rights to "The Life of Pablo."
Martin Shkreli is looking for new lawyers to help him fight securities fraud charges. The request has been filed by his current lawyers to the Judge Kiyo Matsumoto. The lawyers also asked to delay a status conference set for Wednesday.
Investors sue KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc. to return $5.4 million of their investment. The investors were brought in by Martin Shkreli. KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc. filed for bankruptcy in late December.
Last December, Martin Shkreli, who was arrested for securities fraud in pharmaceutical company was released on bail. Court document shows his $5 million security bond was secured with $45 million E-Trade account.
The overnight price hiked of Daraprim drug by the start-up, Turing Pharmaceutical is creating a big impact to the pharmaceutical sectors worldwide. The company which is own by a former hedge fund manager had acquired the right of the drug in August and immediately increases its price. The move is causing a backlash to pharmaceutical industry creating most of the shares down in a massive sell-off.