Martin Shkreli Invokes Fifth Amendment in Congressional Hearing

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Former drug executive Martin Shkreli, who has derided Congress on social media, faced members of that legislative body on Thursday morning during a hearing on pharmaceutical pricing.

The normally talkative Shkreli invoked the Fifth Amendment when he appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to discuss his actions in raising the price of Daraprim by more than 5,500 percent.

Daraprim, which went from costing $13.50 per pill to $750 per pill, is used to treat toxoplasmosis, a parasitic condition that can occur in pregnant women and people with the HIV virus.

Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz asked Shkreli what he would…

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