Life's A Musical For Martin Shkreli
The absurdity that's surrounded former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli, who has been indicted on eight federal charges, including securities fraud, has been made into a New York musical – really!
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The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on drug prices was the hottest spot in a very damp and cold Washington on Feb. 4 and former Turing Pharmaceutical Inc. CEO Martin Shkreli gave lawmakers and the overflow-crowd in attendance what they were anticipating: Several big smirky smiles, a lot of eye rolling and a refusal to testify – citing his "Act of Production Privilege" under the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution at the advice of his counsel.