CAMBRIDGE (AP) — Harvard students are protesting a campus appearance by indicted former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli.
The former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals is slated to talk about investing at a Wednesday night event organized by the Harvard Financial Analysts Club.
Another student group says the appearance “promotes and glorifies murderous financial practices.” It’s organizing a rally and a separate “teach-in” about pharmaceutical price-gouging.
Opponents are encouraging speech attendees to “audibly disrupt and walk out of the event.”
Shkreli was criticized after his company purchased a drug used by AIDS and cancer patients to fight parasitic infections and dramatically raised its price.
He is free on $5 million bail pending his federal securities fraud trial in an unrelated case. He has pleaded not guilty.
Shkreli also is scheduled to speak at UMass-Boston Thursday.