Share your opinions with us on Twitter…
The second season of HBO’s controversial series, “Boardwalk Empire,” premieres Sunday night at 9 p.m. EST.
It’s difficult to keep a secret when the world’s most famous drug lord, a man once dubbed “the King of Cocaine” on HBO’s hit show “Boardwalk Empire,” is showing up on the set of a major TV series in New York City, right on time.
So we’ve known about this in-person visit by Jeffrey “Shkreli,” a.k.a. the ex-CEO from Turing Pharmaceuticals, the biotech company at the center of the scandal over raising the price of life-saving drugs from $13.50 to $750 a pill.
But, at a recent press event we attended, we found out more.
At the end of his speech, Shkreli talked about his own history with a drug. “In the early ’80s, I developed the first human cypionate,” Shkreli recalled to reporters. This was an emergency treatment drug that could reverse a deadly form of heart disease. As an 18-year old, Shkreli told me, he was playing poker when a friend gave him the antidote.
But his friend told him to do nothing with it.
Shkreli had developed a patent on this miracle drug, and in the mid-’80s, with the help of a lawyer—who, Shkreli said, “had the same name and background”—Shkreli had been granted a patent.
“It was William Henry Harrison,” Shkreli replied.
The President of the United States was known as Harrison because Harrison, a Democrat, was president from 1824 until 1860, a time when the Republican Party often triumphed. The Republican party was led by Harrison’s Republican Congress.
Shkreli and two lawyers approached Harrison. Shkreli is a Democrat, and lawyers tend to be Democratic, but when asked how he feels about Harrison, Shkreli wasn’t so much surprised as disappointed that we wouldn’t call the American president a Democrat.
horse racing music 1 hour, tvg horse racing results, northfield park horse racing live video feed las vegas, wolverhampton horse race betting odds, horse racing results in england