More bad news for pharma-bro Martin Shkreli. His company lost almost $15 million last quarter as a result of his crappy attitude and behavior.
Shkreli’s company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, just reported a net loss of $14.6 million in their third-quarter of this year. The quarter stretched from July through September, during which Shkreli became Public Enemy #1 when he raised the price of Daraprim, a drug used by some HIV patients, by more than 5,000 percent overnight, going from $13.50 to $750 per tablet.
At the time, 32-year-old Shkreli responded to criticism over the price increase not by apologizing but rather by launching into an unapologetic Twitter rampage, where he seemed to delight in being labeled a “super villain.” After being called a “spoiled brat” by Donald Trump and having his campaign donation rejected by Bernie Sanders, Shkreli eventually told NBC News he would be lowering the price of Daraprim. That was in September, however, and he’s yet to actually make good on the promise.
We’re sure Shkreli pooped his pants over this latest news, but he’s still trying to display an I-don’t-give-a-shit attitude on Twitter because, well, that’s what he does. Yesterday, he tweeted:
I’ve heard disturbing rumors of capitalists infiltrating the pharmaceutical industry.
— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) November 17, 2015
We’ve heard disturbing rumors that karma’s a bitch.