Thursday, December 1, 2016

high-schoolers recreate price-gouged drug

A group of Australian high school students have managed to recreate a life-saving drug that rose from US$13.50 to US$750 a tablet overnight after an unscrupulous price-hike by former hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli.
The Sydney Grammar students reproduced the drug, Daraprim, used to treat a rare but deadly parasitic infection, in their high school laboratory with support from the University of Sydney and global members of the Open Source Malaria consortium.
Business being what business is in the U.S., it wouldn't be legal to sell the Australian students' product in the U.S. without going through a lot of ... uhhh.... business hoops.

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