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Congress made Martin Shkreli look like a jerk, but it bears responsibility for high drug prices

Congress made Martin Shkreli look like a jerk, but it bears responsibility for high drug prices

Members of the House Oversight Committee were probably giving each other high-fives Thursday for making Martin Shkreli look like a smug jerk under their questioning about the high drug prices at his former company, Turing Pharmaceuticals.

You know what? He was a smug jerk, smirking through his appearance before the committee as he repeatedly pleaded the 5th Amendment. But the lawmakers should stick their glee in their pockets. Not only is it no big challenge to make Shkreli look like a jerk, but the responsibility for sky-high prices...

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