Turing CEO Martin Shkreli has agreed to lower the price of Daraprim after every news outlet, citizen, and even Hillary Clinton vilified him following a 5000% price hike on the drug. When everyone calls you an evil douchebag and you respond by tweeting Wu-Tang and Eminem lyrics, people are going to continue to call you a douchebag. It also doesn't help when you come from a hedge fund background and try to defend astronomically raising the price of a trusted drug used by AIDS and cancer patients. His plan for when or how the price would be adjusted were vague, but he changed his tone and acknowledged that he had heard the collective uproar against him:
Yes it is absolutely a reaction — there were mistakes made with respect to helping people understand why we took this action, I think that it makes sense to lower the price in response to the anger that was felt by people.
He is still insistent that his original price hike and the future adjustment might not yield any financial benefit for the company:
We'll know in several weeks how profitable the drug is, if it at all. It may turn out that's it not even profitable at all, even at this price.
Humanity tends to side with the ill and vulnerable over an anthropomorphic weasel in a suit jacket. His Twitter account is now set to private, presumably because once you receive over one million Twitter notifications your phone starts shaking and smoking. Let's call this incident an appropriate victory for internet vigilantism.