Shkreli's arrest feeds outrage over soaring drug prices


Thursday's arrest of pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli has fueled the public outrage over steep drug prices, putting more pressure on Republicans to examine the issue.

The 32-year-old CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals has been widely criticized since announcing over the summer that he was raising the price of an old, lifesaving anti-parasite drug by 5,000 percent. But the public outcry against him reached a fever pitch Thursday, soon after the hoodie-cloaked Shkreli was hauled off from his Manhattan home by the FBI on charges of securities fraud.

Within hours, his name was trending on Twitter — and not because people were writing flattering things about him.

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