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Australian Students Recreate Martin Shkreli Price-Hike Drug in School lab

Play VideoPlay Current Time 0:00 / Duration Time 0:49 Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% FullscreenMute Sydney students recreate life-saving drug that had 5,000% price hike Melissa Davey | The Guardian | November 30, 2016

A group of Australian high school students have managed to recreate a life-saving drug that rose from US$13.50 to US$750 a tablet overnight after an unscrupulous price-hike by former hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli. The Sydney Grammar students reproduced the drug, Daraprim, used to treat a rare but deadly parasitic infection, in their high school laboratory with support from the University of Sydney and global members of the Open Source Malaria consortium...

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