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Sanders’ Costs Company $400M In One Tweet

He may have lost the democratic nomination, but with a single tweet Sen. Bernie Sanders reminded the world he still can sway the masses.

All it took was a 114-character post from the senator to send the stock of Ariad Pharmaceuticals crashing. “Ariad has raised the price of a leukemia drug to almost $199,000 a year,” said the Senator, “Drug corporations’ greed is unbelievable.” Used to treat a rare advanced form of the disease, this year alone has seen the company raise the price of Iclusig four times. But even within such a lucrative industry as pharmaceuticals, bad press from a notoriously social-media savvy politician is no laughing matter, and losing roughly $387 million dollars in the process, even less so.

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