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Martin Shkreli Will Need Ointment After This Sick Burn From Colbert

On Friday’s show, Stephen Colbert addressed the controversy of EpiPen, the medical device used to treat severe allergic reactions, which was driven up in price dramatically by pharmaceutical company Mylan, resulting in a large consumer backlash and claims of price gouging. Colbert likened it to another instance involving entrepreneur and pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli, who increased the price of an AIDS drug over 5,000 percent. After showing Shkerli’s photo on screen, Colbert pulled out an EpiPen and this tweet was born. Douche allergies are no joke, y’all. #LSSC pic.twitter.com/CBGwNOAfKg— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) August 27, 2016 Martin Shkreli tweeted back, in the tone-deaf manner which we’re all very accustomed to at this point.  Suck a dick? https://t.co/yA7DPvnRC4— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) August 27, 2016 Good one. The next morning, Colbert replied from his personal Twitter account, and laid down a devastating mic-dropper. Depends, how much are you marking them up? https://t.co/tWMc3aRvVy— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) August 27, 2016 Oooooooh, good thing no one’s inflating the cost of Neosporin out of your price range, Shkreli, because you just got BURNED. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

On Friday’s show, Stephen Colbert addressed the controversy of EpiPen, the medical device used to treat severe allergic reactions, which was driven up in price dramatically by pharmaceutical company Mylan, resulting in a large consumer backlash and claims of price gouging.

Colbert likened it to another instance involving entrepreneur and pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli, who increased the price of an AIDS drug over 5,000 percent.

After showing Shkerli’s photo on screen, Colbert pulled out an EpiPen and this tweet was born.

Martin Shkreli tweeted back, in the tone-deaf manner which we’re all very accustomed to at this point. 

Good one.

The next morning, Colbert replied from his personal Twitter account, and laid down a devastating mic-dropper.

Oooooooh, good thing no one’s inflating the cost of Neosporin out of your price range, Shkreli, because you just got BURNED.

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