As a physician who has worked with the elderly and with AIDS patients, I can hardly take this guy's word for anything. I'm no expert on stocks or SDAT, and don't make stock recommendations, but I think we should all look askance at someone like Shkreli and his motivations.
Will AVXL be a 10 bagger or go bust? Who knows. But I think plenty of public service, neuroscience and public health professionals should have a hard time taking what this guy says at face value. Any drug or drug combo that is well tolerated and improves mini mental status testing is promising, in my own humble opinion. There are thousands of cancer patients cured every year in this country. Not a single person has ever been reliably reported to be cured of Alzheimer's to my knowledge.