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Policy 14.2: Pharma Bro vs Big Pharma: Is Shkreli a villain or a scapegoat for the gigantic price-gouging pharmaceutical companies?

Policy 14.2: Pharma Bro vs Big Pharma:  Is Shkreli a villain or a scapegoat for the gigantic price-gouging pharmaceutical companies?

When arguing against the idea of intellectual, drug patents illustrate the undeniable reality that Capitalism cares more about profits than people. Should people die for the sake of profits? According to Islam, the answer is no. But according to Capitalism the answer is yes.  Despite the latter’s approach contradicting the most basic aspect of human decency – it is entirely in line with the Capitalist economics that is taught in school: the price-mechanism is what drives distribution of resources.  Such an approach means that those who can't afford such medications will have to die.