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Lawyer: Turing execs warned Shkreli against price hike

Lawyer: Turing execs warned Shkreli against price hike

The former top lawyer for Turing Pharmaceuticals said Thursday that he and other executives warned Martin Shkreli against the drastic price hike that triggered a national backlash against the company and its 32-year-old CEO.

The Senate Committee on Aging subpoenaed current and former Turing executives to appear Thursday and explain the fiftyfold price hike of Daraprim, a drug used to treat a life-threatening parasitic infection. Lawmakers struggled to describe the company's behavior, which Sen. Bob Casey, D-Penn., called "pure evil."

Turing's former general counsel, Howard Dorfman, told committee members that the price hike "was certainly...

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