Shkreli received his ‘Pharma bro’ nickname when he was CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, with the company raising the price of life-saving drug Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 per pill overnight in 2015.
Daraprim treats a rare parasitic disease that affects pregnant women, cancer patients and Aids patients.
“I am pleased to report that Martin Shkreli has been released from Allenwood prison and transferred to a BOP halfway house after completing all programs that allowed his prison sentence to be shortened,” Shkreli’s lawyer Benjamin Brafman said, confirming his client’s release in a statement.
He added: “While in the halfway house I have encouraged Mr Shkreli to make no further statement, nor will he or I have any additional comments at this time.”
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