In 2014, California doctors received $1.4 billion in gifts from drug manufacturers, more than any other state in the country.
What Shkreli did was unusual, for a number of reasons. But he isn’t as much of an outlier as the drug industry would like us to think.
Three millennia ago in ancient Greece, a plant called autumn crocus was used to treat gout. A pill form of the active ingredient, colchicine, has been used to treat the illness in the United States since the 19th century. But six years ago, a clinical trial showed the drug's safety