Australian schoolboys recreate price-hiked HIV drug on a shoestring

US drug company chief Martin Shkreli became a global figure of hate after buying the rights to Daraprim and then raising the price in the United States from $  13.50 a tablet to $  750A group of Australian schoolchildren working on a shoestring budget have recreated the HIV drug whose price was controversially jacked up 5,000 percent by a former hedge fund manager. US drug company chief Martin Shkreli became a global figure of hate after buying the rights to Daraprim and then raising the price in the United States from $ 13.50 a tablet to $ 750. University of Sydney research chemist Alice Williamson helped the boys synthesise the medicine using an online platform Open Source Malaria.



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