Cool story bro: The Tipline for 24 January 2024

Martin Shkreli’s portrayal of his lifetime ban from the pharmaceutical industry as a free speech crackdown absurd enough to stop him from cashiering at Walgreens, failed to persuade the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. “Pharma Bro” disparaged the ruling on social media, falsely asserting he is the first individual in US history to be sued under Section 2 of the Sherman Act. “Not Gates, Zuckerberg, Rockefeller, but little old me”, he wrote, ignoring the other Vyera Pharmaceuticals executive appearing on the Federal Trade Commission’s initial complaint and overlooking the Department of Justice’s prosecution of John D Rockefeller in 1914, among others.

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