Turing CEO admits PR skid, but no apology for drug price in AMA

At least Martin Shkreli seemed to be enjoying himself during the weekend Ask Me Anything session on Reddit.

Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli (ICYMI: he’s the guy who almost unfathomably increased the price of the drug Daraprim 5,000% last month) swung by Reddit for a totally bizarre "Ask Me Anything."

While the young CEO didn’t seem to shy away from any questions -- including that his side fumbled their response to the Daraprim fiasco -- at no point did he "address the intrinsic problem of raising a drug price to $750 a pill."

Other highlights, per Mashable’s report, include Shkreli’s hobbies (he’s into "mostly just pissing off the Internet,") and his belief that he means well. The overview of his answers includes several dismissive non-answers and defenses of his staff and work. He even appears to turn down a job interview. Shkreli promoted the ongoing thread on what appears to be his Twitter account. He, at least, seemed to be enjoying himself.

Turing’s first-ever CCO, Craig Rothenberg, quit the same week the company was under scrutiny for Daraprim’s price spike. Rothenberg told PRWeek the role simply wasn’t the right fit.

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