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Insulin Prices Are Skyrocketing, Too

The EpiPen isn’t the only life-saving medication that has experienced egregious price increases in the past decade; according to a study from the the Journal of the American Medical Association published this spring, prices for insulin are also rising—to such a degree that some Americans with diabetes simply aren’t buying it anymore. Over 29 million Americans suffer from diabetes and need insulin, according to the American Diabetes Association, and there’s no generic option for any insulin brand. JAMA’s study looked at the prices of insulin from 2002 to 2013. It found that “the mean price of insulin increased from $4.34/mL in 2002 to $12.92/mL in 2013—a 200% increase.” Spending per patient sky-rocketed from about $231 to $736, the study found. A survey of hundreds of people from 40 countries by T1International, a diabetes advocacy group, found that patients in the U.S. pay astronomically more for insulin than people in other countries. Mylan, the company that sells EpiPens, came under fire this summer when the media caught on to the fact that prices for the life-saving allergy medication have increased 500% over the past 10 years. Mylan has been on a PR blitz to fix Continue reading >>

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  1. KarenB2

    Lantus Solostar prefilled pen cost jumped to over $600 for 3 months supply?

    Has anyone had trouble with their insurance covering the Lantus Solostar prefilled pen? My cost went up to $600 for a 3 month supply! I cannot afford this. :-(

  2. KA kaismama

    Are you saying your price with insurance went up like that? Did you call customer service at your insurance and talk to them about it? If you go to lantus.com, there is a place to click for the savings card.

  3. KA KarenB2

    I have seen that card, but can I still use it if I have insurance? I can't find much info about the card. Do you have that card?

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