Karma of The Day: Drug Company Steps Up to Screw With Greedy CEO Martin Shkreli
Via: AP
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When Martin Shkreli isn't busy jacking up the price of a life-saving cancer and AIDS drug by 5,000 percent or being an idiot on Twitter, the disgraced pharmaceutical CEO is neck deep in sweet Karma.

San Diego-based Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced they will sell the same exact drug Shkreli's company Turing Pharmaceuticals does, but for only $1 a pill.

Shkreli charges $750 a pill.

"We are looking at all of these cases where the sole-source generic companies are jacking the price way up," Mark Baum, Chief Executive at Imprimis, told the AP.

"There'll be many more of these."

Meanwhile, Shkreli decided to start a spat with CNBC on Twitter.

Martin Shkreli, the poor man's Donald Trump.

Vision of The Day: Guy Spend Two Days Watching 'The Simpsons' While on LSD, Makes Profound Revelations
Via: Reddit
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Redditor doobieschnauzer has seen the light.

After watching The Simpsons and taking the psychedelic drug LSD for two days, he has concluded that the animated series is "the greatest comedy show ever made."

Here are some of the highlights from his trip to sparkly, swirly, bulging Simpsons land.

We are all Bart.

We are all Lisa.

We are all Marge.

We are all Homer.

We are all Maggie.

Far out, dude.

Girl matches with Martin Shkreli on Tinder, proceeds to talk with him about capitalism.
Via: evepeyser
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For the love of god, swipe left.

Remember Martin Shkreli? You know that guy who bought the cheap, life-saving AIDS drug and then raised the price by 5000 percent?

Well, just like everyone you know, he's on Tinder and Eve Peyser matched with him. She recognized him and wanted to start a frank conversation about his business practices.

It went about as well as you'd expect.

Yeah, seems like a regular, misunderstood dude. Hope he finds true love on Tinder.

Bro buys AIDS drug and ups the price by 500 percent.
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One sure way of making people really angry at you is to buy the rights to a life-saving AIDS drug and increase the price of it by 5000 percent overnight.

That's just what Martin Shkreli, founder and CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, did and boy did it work.

The New York Times reported on the drug increase Sept. 21.

The drug, called Daraprim, was acquired in August by Turing Pharmaceuticals, a start-up run by a former hedge fund manager. Turing immediately raised the price to $750 a tablet from $13.50, bringing the annual cost of treatment for some patients to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

...The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the HIV Medicine Association sent a joint letter to Turing earlier this month calling the price increase for Daraprim "unjustifiable for the medically vulnerable patient population" and "unsustainable for the health care system." An organization representing the directors of state AIDS programs has also been looking into the price increase, according to doctors and patient advocates.

Daraprim, known generically as pyrimethamine, is used mainly to treat toxoplasmosis, a parasite infection that can cause serious or even life-threatening problems for babies born to women who become infected during pregnancy, and also for people with compromised immune systems, like AIDS patients and certain cancer patients.

Soon after, the Internet picked up its pitchforks and torches and began to rain down the hellfire on what many see to be is a price gouging, heartless bastard.

Shkreli has been making the rounds in response to the outcry, but it doesn't seem to be helping.

Shkreli has actually bought several older drugs over the past five years and done the same thing. So he's had a lot of practice in pissing people off.

Esports will begin drug testing heavily.
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E-Sports has grown big enough for the New York Times to report on it, unfortunately it's about growing drug use.

The world of the professional video game playing received a lot of attention this week after leaders announced an expansion of testing for performance-enhancing drugs. according to the New York Times:

In response to those comments, the Electronic Sports League, one of the most successful leagues in competitive video gaming, said on Wednesday that it would test players for performance-enhancing drugs starting at a tournament in August. E.S.L. said it would work with two international agencies — the same ones that help oversee anti-doping policies for cycling, the Olympics and other sports — to create anti-doping guidelines and a testing program for players.

The announcement is perhaps the clearest sign yet that e-sports, as professional gaming is widely known, is evolving into a mainstream form of competitive entertainment. This year, overall revenue from the global e-sports business is expected to surpass $250 million from more than 113 million e-sports fans worldwide, according to estimates from Newzoo, a games research firm.

The sport has never exactly endorsed drug usage, however players recently flaunting the use has brought the whole thing into a brighter spotlight.

E.S.L. has long had a general prohibition against doping, but its rules did not specify which drugs were not allowed, and the league did not police players. That changed, though, when Mr. Friesen, who plays under the name Semphis, was interviewed earlier this month and said that he had used Adderall during an E.S.L. tournament for the shooter game Counter-Strike while playing with a team called Cloud9.

"We were all on Adderall," Mr. Friesen said of his team, for which he no longer plays. "Tons of people do it."

With one of the biggest events in professional gaming, the DOTA 2's The International, starting Aug. 3, this definitely won't be the last we've heard about it.

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Breakfast of champions.

When Cynthia Rodriguez opened up her Nature Valley granola bar back in March, something dropped out and she thought she had won some sort of prize.

It turns out the “prize” was actually a tiny bag of c0caine, according to KENS5 News.

The Texas woman reported it to the authorities, who confirmed it was a drug, but they don’t yet know how it got into her snack treat.

General Mills, which owns the Nature Valley brand, released a statement on Wednesday denying anything to do with it.

“We referred this to the police department in March, and are confident this did not happen in our facility,” they said.

Rodriguez said she got the granola bars as part of a sample pack from someone a local store and it didn’t appear to have been opened.

While she may be worried about it happening again, someone on Nature Valley’s Facebook page just wants more.

Via: HLN
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Nancy Grace is not a fan of legalizing weed, and she had rapper 2 Chainz on her show Tuesday night in an epic debate about it called "#Pot2Blame".

The host tried and failed to convince him that changing the law would turn all children into pot smoking fiends, using a few videos of parents forcing their kids to smoke as an example.

"Some people actually love their child," he said. "Some people know that this is obviously wrong, so this is nothing to really argue about. These people are imbeciles. You can't use this case to define a whole community."

2 Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, came off as the calm, collected one and Nancy Grace probably should have taken a few hits herself before the interview to calm down. He argued that everyone can pretty much get weed if they want already, and that legalizing it would help with certain issues like the overcrowding of prisons and wasted tax dollars.

"We're in a deficit. We've got to find ways of getting out," he said. "If we got half of the states legalizing pot, if the rest of the community legalizes pot that frees up taxpayers money, that'll allow us to do something with this extra with these funds from fixing potholes in the street to building stadiums. I'm down with it."

Another great moment was when she read some of his lyrics to question his position as a role model for kids.

"'Smoking California weed with California whores' — excuse me, 'true.' I left that out," said Grace.

"Truuuue!" replied 2 Chainz.

He politely thanked her on his Twitter account afterwards and teased another debate that we hope will happen very soon.

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