The controversial Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO was arrested today for wire and securities fraud. The New York Times explains succinctly why Skhreli has become symbolic of what's wrong in the industry:
Mr. Shkreli has emerged as a symbol of pharmaceutical greed for acquiring a decades-old drug used to treat an infection that can be devastating for babies and people with AIDS and, overnight, raising the price to $750 a pill from $13.50. His only mistake, he later conceded, was not raising the price more.
Here's the story about his arrest. Here's a detailed profile from last week. See our prior discussion about drug price spikes (citing Turing as an example) here.