There's Still Time To Punch Martin Shkreli In The Face The pharmaceutical executive became despised after raising the price of a lifesaving drug by more than 5,000 percent. When his publicist died, Shkreli proposed to raise money with a punch gimmick.

There's Still Time To Punch Martin Shkreli In The Face

There's Still Time To Punch Martin Shkreli In The Face

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The pharmaceutical executive became despised after raising the price of a lifesaving drug by more than 5,000 percent. When his publicist died, Shkreli proposed to raise money with a punch gimmick.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. You still have a chance to punch Martin Shkreli in the face. The pharmaceutical executive is selling that chance. He's despised after raising the price of a life-saving drug by more than 5,000 percent. When his publicist died, Shkreli proposed to raise money for his family with the punch gimmick. He's accepted a $50,000 proposal from a Florida woman who backed out. So he's asking who else is ready with a checkbook and a fist. It's MORNING EDITION

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