Friday, 24 May 2019

Insulin too pricey? Some options to cut costs for diabetics – Star Tribune

TRENTON, N.J. — The skyrocketing price of insulin has some diabetics scrambling to cover the cost of the life-saving medication.

Others are skipping doses or using smaller amounts than needed, and sometimes landing in the emergency room, patients and advocates told Congress recently.

About 7.4 million Americans use insulin to keep their blood sugar at safe levels. Insulin needs vary by patient, as do costs depending on insurance coverage.


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