5. Robin Hood of drugs

Give a man a drug and you can treat him for a day; teach a man to make his own drugs and you can treat him for a lifetime. At least that’s the goal for the pharmaceutical hacker attempting to create open-source drugs for the public. To fight drug makers, who some believe gouge patients for lifesaving drugs (i.e. EpiPen, Daraprim), mathematician Dr. Mixael Laufer launched the Four Thieves Vinegar collective – a group determined to reverse engineer critical pharmaceuticals so that they can provide to the general public instructions for making those drugs at home. While using home-made pharmaceuticals may seem unthinkable for most of us, those without the means to pay for the real deal may find it worth the risk. Yikes. Some of us can’t even make a grilled cheese sandwich.

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