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Diabetes Drug Costs Overlooked, But Shouldn’t Be

When it comes to treating chronic conditions, diabetes drugs aren’t nearly as sexy as say, Sovaldi, last year’s breakthrough hepatitis C drug that offers a cure for the chronic liver infection at a price approaching six figures. Yet an estimated 29 million people have diabetes — about 10 times the number of people with hepatitis C — and many of them will take diabetes drugs for the rest of their lives. Cost increases for both old and new drugs alike are forcing many consumers to scramble to pay for them. “Every week I see patients who can’t afford their drugs,” says Dr. Joel Zonszein, an endocrinologist who’s director of the clinical diabetes center at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Many people with diabetes take multiple drugs that work in different ways to control their blood sugar. Although some of the top-selling diabetes drugs like metformin are modestly priced generics, new brand-name drugs continue to be introduced that act in different ways. They may be more effective and have fewer side effects, but it often comes at a price. For the fourth year in a row, spending on diabetes drugs in 2014 was higher on a per member per year basis than it was f Continue reading >>

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  1. Asus

    Cost of Diabetes Medication

    Ok here is the deal!
    I'm going broke
    It costs me 109.00 for one pen of Victoza Liraglutide. Not to mention strips and needles.
    I was on the net and discovered something cheaper. I don't think it was a generic drug as Liraglutide has only been out since 2010.
    I forgot to book mark the page but they said there was an alternative drug available that is cheaper.
    I can starve to death or I can die from Diabetes but I cannot pay for food and Drugs.
    Any Ideas what I can tell my Doctor would be appreciated.
    I am not 65 yet and am unable to work as I am a full time caregiver.
    So going to work is not an option.
    I feel like hell right now
    I also understand that the economy has left the banks without money so robbery is out also

  2. apoe2003

    Look up victoza they have a card that could cut the costs

  3. CalgaryDiabetic

    Can you take metformin some places give it away if not the generic is cheap?

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