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Last I checked, Martin had made his twitter account private. Probably cause of the massive amounts of backlash he was receiving due to the price hiking of a life saving drug that his company made.
Turing Pharmaceuticals acquired an anti-parasite medication called Daraprim and jacked the price up from roughly $13.50 to $750. I think this is a move that the likes of Donald Trump would be extremely proud of, from a business perspective of course.
This price increase did not sit well with the community, and they spoke up. Since then he’s been arrested on fraud charges, has been labeled as the poster boy for corporate greed, and received lots, and lots of hate. He maintains that he is innocent of the fraud at least, and claims that these charges are bogus as per this tweet:
You do have to admit, the timing was a bit odd. No? Anyway, I don’t know much about that case, and I’m not here to pass judgement on that. What I am here to do, is to provide you with the information, and possibly the opportunity to talk to him on blab. He’s been on all day, kind of just chilling. I noticed it earlier, but I didn’t think it was really him and continued about my day. I checked again a few minutes ago, and the curiosity got the better of me. It’s actually him in there.
It seems to me as though he’s surrounded by fans, friends and allies, no one was actually talking about the multiple elephants in the room. LOL. I do wonder what he’s doing. Seems he’s been making the rounds on social media, perhaps trying to show that he’s a regular dude? Honestly, I have no idea. I’m sharing this because I’d imagine that some folks might want to engage him. My advice, be respectful, even if you don’t like the guy. Remember, the objective here is to make the world a better place, and we do that through positive encounters.
I didn’t really stick around long because I’m not interested in hearing people make chemistry jokes, and I really have nothing of value to ask him that probably hasn’t already been asked. Yet, if you’d like to holla at him, he’s hanging out over there now.
Click here to go to the blab, you’ll need a twitter account.