A Bunch of High Schoolers Recreated Martin Shkreli’s Overpriced HIV Drug for $15

A bunch of high schoolers recreated Martin Shkreli's overpriced HIV drug for $15:

  • From the column ‘The VICE Guide to Right Now’
  • almost any drug can be made at small scale for a low price.
  • As part of a high school science project, 11 students at Sydney Grammar were tasked with trying to recreate Daraprim, the drug that Shkreli’s company Turing owns the exclusive rights to in the US.
  • After purchasing the drug in 2015, Turing jacked the price from $18 a pill to $750, sparking public outrage.
  • Watch: VICE Meets Martin Shkreli

A group of 16- and 17-year-old boys was able to recreate Daraprim for just $2 a pill.
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$500,000 in Bitcoin Just Bought Someone a Villa in Bali

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  • $500,000 in Bitcoin Just Bought Someone a Villa in Bali
  • A brand-new villa on the southern coast of Bali has just changed hands – for somewhere above 800 bitcoins.
  • The news, first reported by virtual currency news site CoinDesk , comes from the CEO of BitPremier , a marketplace for luxury goods that can only be paid for in bitcoin.
  • In what appears to be the largest real-world-money purchase in bitcoin’s history, an anonymous buyer has picked up a new house for the cryptocurrency equivalent of about $500,000.

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@BitPremier: “@blockchain You left out this one :)”


A brand-new villa on the southern coast of Bali has just changed hands for around 800 bitcoins — about $500,000.


$500,000 in Bitcoin Just Bought Someone a Villa in Bali