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October 11, 2016
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What to Do When a Big Donor Becomes Tainted

Joshua Roberts, Reuters

Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli at a congressional hearing on drug pricing in February 2016. Charities to which Mr. Shkreli donated faced a dilemma when he became the target of public scorn for jacking up the price of life-saving medications.

Jake Maguire got an unexpected call in December 2015. A reporter was inquiring about a $15,000 gift made earlier in the year to Community Solutions, a New York charity where Mr. Maguire works.

There was nothing unusual about the donation to the...

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