Saturday 21 October 2017

Embattled Big Pharma executive raffles chance to punch him in the face

Martin Shkreli, former chief executive officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals
Martin Shkreli, former chief executive officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Embattled pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli is giving some people what they want - a chance to punch him in the face.

Mr Shkreli came under fire last year for raising the price of a lifesaving malaria medication by 5,000%. He has also pleaded not guilty to federal charges of defrauding potential investors.

Mr Shkreli said on Twitter this week that he would offer the chance to hit him to the highest bidder on eBay.

After the eBay listing was removed, he said those donating to a fundraiser would be entered into a raffle to punch him. Mr Shkreli says he is also open to getting dinner with the winner instead.

Mr Shkreli says the money raised will go to the son of his PR consultant, Mike Kulich, who died following a battle with cancer.

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