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.
You can still "ask me anything" on @Reddit https://t.co/QbZvyWAyo5— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) October 25, 2015
Still on @Reddit doing my "ask me anything" #AMA. Thanks for all of the open-mindedness & support! See, the Internet is not so bad!
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.