Whatever the reason the feds are taking a look at Martin Shkreli, I don’t think we should be applauding the idea that prosecutors might be more likely to press charges because lots of people are angry at him for doing something that’s apparently legal. That’s not what prosecutor’s discretion is for. And however you may feel about stores that raise prices during a hurricane, at least hurricanes are natural events. What’s happening here is enabled by the Food and Drug Administration. The generic version of Daraprim, pyrimethamine, is available all over the world, including from countries with drug quality regulations comparable to ours, for less than the price of Duraprim before Turing Pharmaceuticals bought the rights. If someone in the federal government wants to lower the price of Duraprim, they don’t have to threaten Shkreli with prosecution. All they have to do is let Americans import the drug from Europe or Canada.