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Up To 51% Off Lilly Insulin Through Blink Health

Up To 51% Off Lilly Insulin Through Blink Health

By Lynn Kennedy, Abigail Dove, and Helen Gao Lilly announces new program, in partnership with Express Scripts, to provide insulin directly to people with diabetes and high out of pocket drug expenses On January 1, Lilly launched a first-of-its-kind program, in partnership with Express Scripts, that offers significant discounts on brand name Lilly insulin to people in the USA with diabetes and high out-of-pocket costs. The program, which shows discounts of up to 51% for some Lilly insulins on Blink Health, will be most impactful for those with high deductible health plans or no insurance [Editor's Note: the original announcement stated that it would be up to a 40% discount on Lilly insulins]. Hopefully, it will also be the first of many efforts to make insulin more affordable; another insulin maker, Novo Nordisk, has already expressed its support for Lilly’s move to spearhead this insulin discount program. Blink Health was originally developed as a tool to help people purchase generic medications at a discount. Lilly’s new program, in partnership with Express Scripts, marks the first time that brand name medications are being sold discounted and direct to consumers on the platform. Anyone with a prescription for Lilly insulin products can receive the discounts through Blink Health. Pens and vials of both analog and human insulins are eligible, including Humalog (insulin lispro U100), Humulin U100, Humalog U200, and Basaglar (biosimilar insulin glargine). It is exciting to see efforts to provide insulin discounts launch, given the public outcry over rising prices and how important it is for the safety and quality of life for people with diabetes to be able to dose correctly. The discounts available through Blink Health exist separate from existing insurance plans. So Continue reading >>

The Rising Price Of Insulin

The Rising Price Of Insulin

Diabetes is a chronic disease that afflicts 25.8 million Americans. Insulin, one of the primary treatments for diabetes, has been around since the 1920s. Yet, somehow the drug is still priced beyond the reach of many Americans. One of our advocates recently left a comment on our Facebook page regarding this problem, which encouraged us to take a closer look at it. Medication nonadherence (patients not taking medicine as prescribed) is undeniably related to diabetes-related health complications that result in emergency room visits and lost productivity. Diabetes is an expensive and deadly disease. It is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. and cost the country $245 billion last year. A few big pharmaceutical firms dominate the insulin market due to lengthy patents and lack of generic competition. Insulin is a biologic drug, which means that it is made up of living organisms rather than chemical compounds. This makes it more difficult to copy, which biotech companies often use as justification for the exorbitant prices they charge for the drugs. We’ve had anecdotal evidence from a consumer of a big price hike on her Humalog insulin this year. When she was trying to find out further information about the price increase, she was told by her insurance company to expect the drug to go up 25 percent more in December. News reports indicate that the cost of Lantus, a top-selling insulin produced by Sanofi, has gone up twice already this year, first 10 and then 15 percent. In addition, Novo Nordisk has also increased the price of Levemir, another common insulin treatment, by 10 percent. What’s going on here? Overall drug spending is slightly down due to generic drug utilization being up. And generic competition isn’t too far off for many of these drugs. It looks l Continue reading >>

R Insulin - Cheap, Effective, And Unknown

R Insulin - Cheap, Effective, And Unknown

If you are injecting meal-time insulin, you're probably using one of the analog insulins: Humalog or Novolog. Your doctor probably told you these are the newest, fastest insulins, and that is true. What he probably didn't tell you because few doctors know this, is that regular human insulin (R insulin) can be a better choice for many type 2s. The reason your doctor doesn't know this has a lot to do with price. A 10 ml vial of the Regular Human insulin Novo Nordisk sells as Novolin costs about $20 at Wal-Mart. A vial of Novolog, Novo Nordisk's analog insulin, costs somewhere around $94. With that kind of price differential--the analog being almost five times the cost of the Regular--which of its two meal-time insulins do you think Novo-Nordisk is promoting to doctors? But if you think that Novolog is almost five times as expensive as Novolin because it is five times better, you're making a big mistake. The main difference between the two insulins is the speed with which they act. R insulin takes about an hour to start working and has an observable effect for 5 hours, where the Novolog starts acting within 15 minutes and is pretty much done at 3 hours. But while this means that you can inject the faster Novolog when you begin to eat rather than having to plan ahead, speed is not always a good thing when you are talking about insulin. That is because if the fast insulin gets to your blood stream faster than your food, you have the risk of going low. And if your food takes longer to digest than you expect, the fast insulin can be all done long before your food is and you'll go high. This is why a food like Pizza, which has a lot of carb but digests slowly because of its fat content, can end up producing very ugly blood sugars when you use a fast insulin--a dip at hour hour Continue reading >>

Nph Insulin Replaces Recalled Vetsulin For Pet Diabetes

Nph Insulin Replaces Recalled Vetsulin For Pet Diabetes

NPH Insulin replaces Vetsulin. The FDA and Intervet/Schering Plough announced the Vetsulin recall alert last week and I have received several inquiries from diabetic pet owners asking what type of insulin to buy at the pharmacy to replace the Vetsulin for their diabetic pets. Vetsulin, the “special” insulin, labeled for pets, available from veterinarians, is actually Porcine Zinc Insulin, which is referred to as PZI. PZI is insulin derived from pigs, and in the past was used for people that are diabetics. Human diabetics use various types of insulin, for example NPH insulin, available at most pharmacies for less than $20.00 dollars a bottle is a commonly prescribed and used for people. PZI is no longer commercially available because today, modern technology develops human insulin from DNA, rather than pigs. Since the PZI or pig based insulin is considered to be inferior to DNA based insulin, people don’t use it and Intervet/Schering Plough apparently grabbed the rights and labeled it for dogs and cats. Here are the facts about Vetsulin for Pets with Diabetes: It is about $10.00 more expensive per bottle than NPH insulin. Various batches of vetsulin are not stable. Vetsulin is not stable and has been recalled. Vetsulin is derived from pigs. Many pharmacies, including Walmart and Walgreens no longer carry PZI. PZI (Vetsulin) is considered to be inferior in quality to DNA based insulin. Here are the Problems Diabetic Pet Owners using Vetsulin are Currently Experiencing: Many pet owners are being forced to have expensive blood glucose (blood sugar) curves run before their vets will consider writing them a prescription to buy NPH insulin at the drug store. Pet owners have been brainwashed into believing that Vetsulin is superior to other types of commercially available Continue reading >>

The Benefits Of Intranasal Insulin And How To Make It Legally At Home Without A Prescription

The Benefits Of Intranasal Insulin And How To Make It Legally At Home Without A Prescription

INTRANASAL INSULIN aka NASAL INSULIN aka INI “I have been using intranasal insulin (aka nasal insulin) for the past week or so, and am honestly shocked at its effectiveness. It seems to reduce the brain fog and neuroinflammation associated with my Sjogren’s syndrome.” -Sean P. (quoted with permission) Quick Summary Intranasal insulin improves mood, enhances memory, increases brain energy levels (ATP and phosphocreatine), significantly reduces neuroinflammation, protects against neuronal oxidative stress by restoring antioxidants and energy metabolism, treats Alzheimer’s, and possibly cures type 1 diabetes. Buy Novolin R legally over the counter in the U.S. without a prescription for $25 at Walmart. Buy Humulin R in Europe here: Humulin R. Buy Nasal Spray bottles here: Nasal Spray Bottle Nasal Spray Bottle (Swiveling Head) Read on to learn more benefits and how to try it at home today! The Benefits of Intranasal Insulin Intranasal insulin is far and away one of the best brain enhancers I’ve ever tried (I’ve only tested 500+ though!). Insulin nasal spray has been tested in over three dozen randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials in humans and has been repeatedly shown to be extremely safe. R This is due to the fact that the nasal route of administration effectively bypasses the blood brain barrier and targets neuropeptides (like insulin) to the brain without substantial absorption into circulation. R This prevents nasal insulin from entering the bloodstream and makes it extremely safe (although there is always risk no matter what substance you are taking) since intranasal delivery directs the insulin into the brain, avoiding systemic side-effects. R Here is the path it follows from the nasal cavity to trigeminal and olfactory nerves and into the br Continue reading >>

Walmart, Lilly Team Up To Provide Human Insulin To People With Diabetes

Walmart, Lilly Team Up To Provide Human Insulin To People With Diabetes

Lilly's Humulin brand of insulin to be dual-branded as Humulin ReliOn INDIANAPOLIS and BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today they're teaming up to provide an affordable insulin option for people with diabetes. Beginning in mid-September, Lilly's Humulin(R) brand of insulin will be available in Walmart pharmacies across the U.S. under the dual-branded name Humulin(R) ReliOn(R), including 10 mL vials of Humulin(R) R U-100, Humulin(R) N, and Humulin(R) 70/30 formulations. Nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes, up from 21 million in 2005, according to the American Diabetes Association. Of those, about a quarter (27 percent) use insulin to manage blood sugar levels.(1) "With diabetes reaching epidemic proportions in America, it's more important than ever for participants in the healthcare system to work together to provide solutions to help people successfully manage this condition," said Keith Johns, Lilly's senior director for insulins in the U.S. "At Lilly, we strive to provide innovative, cost-effective therapies that help patients manage their diabetes. And as the nation's largest retailer, Walmart touches more consumers than any other retail organization in the country. This collaboration offers a unique opportunity to provide a low-cost therapy to large numbers of people affected by diabetes." Walmart has been a leader in providing quality, low-cost healthcare products to patients, pioneering and expanding access to affordable medications. Along with Humulin(R) ReliOn(R) insulin, Walmart also offers $9 diabetes management products, including the ReliOn Ultima Blood Glucose Meter, the ReliOn Ultima Blood Glucose Test Strips (20 ct) and the ReliOn A1c test (g Continue reading >>

Eli Lilly And Walmart To Provide Affordable Insulin

Eli Lilly And Walmart To Provide Affordable Insulin

Eli Lilly and Company announced they’re teaming up with Walmart to provide an affordable insulin option for people with diabetes. Beginning in mid-September, Lilly’s Humulin(R) brand of insulin will be available in Walmart pharmacies across the U.S. under the dual-branded name Humulin(R) ReliOn(R), including 10 mL vials of Humulin(R) R U-100, Humulin(R) N, and Humulin(R) 70/30 formulations. Humulin, the world’s first synthetic human insulin, was introduced by Lilly in 1982. Continue reading >>

The True Cost Of Having A Diabetic Dog – Revisited

The True Cost Of Having A Diabetic Dog – Revisited

A reader commented on this post about The True Cost of Having a Diabetic Dog. After reading the article I thought I should make a few updates. It has been over a year and a half since I wrote that article, a lot has changed and I’ve learned a lot. Diabetes will be different for every dog. There are so many variables. Food, insulin production, metabolism, weight, etc… It is about finding the right combination of food, insulin, and exercise that works for your dog. Plus getting them down to the right weight. When I posted The True Cost of Having a Diabetic Dog Bender was overweight and my costs was roughly this for TWO months. 2 bag of W/D food 30lbs – $124 4 Vetsulin 10ml – $100 ($25/each) 124 needles – $14.26 (11.5 cents each) 10 testing strips – $10 ($1 each) Total: Roughly $250 for TWO months. As I became more aware of Bender’s diabetes and researched it I found ways to improve Bender’s diabetic regiment and cut costs without sacrificing. I learned that exercise plays a major role in managing diabetes. And also getting your dog down to a healthy weight. I learned that Hill’s Science Diet W/D was not the best food for diabetics (Many posts about it here). But at the time there wasn’t a good commercial food that didn’t cost the same or more as W/D so I started to make his own food. When that started to cost even more I searched for a good commercial food and found several natural foods, Wellness and Blue Buffalo (both healthy weight). With the switch I cut my cost down to $50. The next thing I found was Vetsulin was not stable, which is why it was pulled from the market. Since I’ve switched Bender to Humilin N I feel that it works much better than Vetsulin. He receives less insulin. His numbers are better and more constant. With Walmart’s ReliO Continue reading >>

Walmart For Humulin R?

Walmart For Humulin R?

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Anyone try to walk into wally world (the ones with pharmacies) for slin? Do they carry humulin R? Do they have a gay ass script policy? I've tried a few times around my area and even though it's legal to purchase without a script.. they always spit out some company bullshit line. I've tried a few times around my area and even though it's legal to purchase without a script.. they always spit out some company bullshit line. You could say youre from out of town (tourist) and you dont have insurance. Ya know? walk in with a mickey mouse shirt on. Then say its life or death, something along those lines. I've gotten it in my area several times with no problem I live in California and just bought it at Walmart for the first time about a week ago (I am a diabetic). I had no presciption and no medical coverage and I expected them to give a no go but it was no problem. I walked up and said "how much is your cheapest insulin R?" Clerk said "$24.99". I said "I'll take two". She got them and rung me up without any hassle. IMG00027-20120516-1242.jpg (47.8 KB, 87 views) I'm not very big, except for my huge balls... I live in California and just bought it at Walmart for the first time about a week ago (I am a diabetic). I had no presciption and no medical coverage and I expected them to give a no go but it was no problem. I walked up and said "how much is your cheapest insulin R?" Clerk said "$24.99". I said "I'll take two". She got them and rung me up without any hassle. Nice, im gonna give it a shot tomorrow afternoon. W Continue reading >>

How To Save On Dog Insulin

How To Save On Dog Insulin

Has your dog been newly diagnosed with diabetes and you're wondering how you are going to be able to afford a daily medication like insulin? Learn some ways you can save money on your dog's insulin and still have enough to buy them that new squeaky toy. Taking care of a diabetic dog can be a costly endeavor. Insulin -- the hormone that regulates glucose levels in the blood -- is the most important part of your dog’s treatment, and it can also be the most expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. Here we’ll share some tips for saving money on your dog’s insulin. Typical Insulin Costs for Dogs Insulin can cost anywhere from $30-$150. The price will vary depending on if you buy from your veterinarian, online, or with a pharmacy benefits plan. It will also depend on if you choose a brand name or generic drug. Buying at the Vet vs. Online Purchasing insulin from your veterinarian may seem like the most convenient option, but it is usually not the most cost-effective. This is because the majority of veterinarians and clinics markup their medications -- anywhere from 100% to 160% over wholesale prices. Most vets also charge a $5 to $15 dispensing fee.* Online retailers can keep prices low by buying in bulk and cutting out administrative costs. If you do order insulin online, it will require special overnight shipping, which can sometimes translate into high shipping costs. Insulin must be kept cold, so it requires special packaging and must arrive to its destination quickly. Despite this, buying online will probably still cost less than buying from your vet. Buying Brand Name vs. Generic If you are wondering what the difference is between brand name and generic drugs, the answer is: not much. Generic drugs have the same active ingredients and medicinal effects as their bra Continue reading >>

How To Get Insulin At A Cheaper Price

How To Get Insulin At A Cheaper Price

Insulin can be expensive. If you’re one of the 6 million Americans with diabetes relying on this main-stay treatment, you could be paying out-of-pocket costs anywhere from $120 to $400 per month, according to a 2015 New England Journal of Medicine commentary. Drugs such as Lantus (insulin glargine) and Levemir (insulin detemir) have seen significant cost increases, according to a recent trend report by pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts. One reason for the high prices is the lack of generic options for insulin. So for now, you’re stuck having to search around to find affordable options. Where do you shop for more affordable insulin? For some people though, high drug costs can mean making difficult financial choices. Our national polls show people might cut back on groceries and paying bills to pay for their medications. To minimize your costs, consider these options: Prescription Assistance Programs If you don’t have health insurance or are without drug coverage, look into applying for a patient assistance program (PAP). Through the nonprofit NeedyMeds, you can find some programs that offer free or low-cost insulin as long as you meet the eligibility requirements. Those are usually based on your insurance status, income, and diagnosis. You might also qualify for a diagnosis-specific program that can help you save on syringes, pumps, and other diabetes supplies. Pharmacists are also a great resource and can help you find a PAP that meets your financial needs. Switch Drugs Another way to save is by asking your doctor whether there’s a lower-priced insulin that’s right for you. While “long-acting” is a more popular type of insulin, it's also more expensive, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it works better. “It’s mostly a marketing ploy,” says M Continue reading >>

Humulin N Coupon - Save 75% With Our Coupons - March 2018

Humulin N Coupon - Save 75% With Our Coupons - March 2018

Humulin N is insulin isophane, a manufactured form of this hormone that is administered for treating Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes; it works by lowering blood glucose levels. Humulin N is administered using either a self-contained, premeasured injectable pen or is drawn from vials into an injection device. Humulin N begins working faster and lasts longer than Humulin R. Humulin N will come with a detailed set of instructions for injecting the medication. Follow them exactly. Ask your healthcare professional for assistance if you have never used this type of injection device. Humulin N is injected subcutaneously into the thigh, stomach, or upper arm. Change the injection site with each dose. Do not share the injection device with anyone. Before taking Humulin N, tell your doctor if: You are allergic to insulin or any of the ingredients in the Humulin N formula; You are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are nursing a child; You are taking any prescription or non-prescription medications, vitamins or supplements; You are taking alpha blockers; beta blockers, diuretics, ACE inhibitors, MAOIs, antidepressants or oral hormonal contraceptives; You are taking oral medication for diabetes, or thyroid medications; You are taking asthma or cold medication, oral steroids, sulfa antibiotics, or salicylate pain relievers; You are taking asparaginase, diazoxide, quinine; or quinidine. You have, or have had, hypertension, heart disease, heart failure, or diabetic nerve damage; You have, or have had, thyroid, kidney, liver, adrenal, or pituitary disease; or What are the possible side effects of taking Humulin N? Some individuals have reported side effects after taking Humulin N. Less severe symptoms include constipation, fat build-up or breakdown under the skin, or irritation, soreness, Continue reading >>

Humulin N Vs. Novolin N: A Side-by-side Comparison

Humulin N Vs. Novolin N: A Side-by-side Comparison

Diabetes is a disease that causes high blood sugar levels. Not treating your high blood sugar levels can damage your heart and blood vessels. It can also lead to stroke, kidney failure, and blindness. Humulin N and Novolin N are both injectable drugs that treat diabetes by lowering your blood sugar levels. Humulin N and Novolin N are two brands of the same kind of insulin. Insulin lowers your blood sugar levels by sending messages to your muscle and fat cells to use sugar from your blood. It also tells your liver to stop making sugar. We’ll help you compare and contrast these drugs to help you decide if one is a better choice for you. Humulin N and Novolin N are both brand names for the same drug, called insulin NPH. Insulin NPH is an intermediate-acting insulin. Intermediate-acting insulin lasts longer in your body than natural insulin does. Both drugs come in a vial as a solution that you inject with a syringe. Humulin N also comes as a solution you inject with a device called a KwikPen. You do not need a prescription to buy Novolin N or Humulin N from the pharmacy. However, you do need to talk to your doctor before you start using it. Only your doctor knows whether this insulin is right for you and how much you need to use. The table below compares more drug features of Humulin N and Novolin N. Humulin N Novolin N What drug is it? Insulin NPH Insulin NPH Why is it used? To control blood sugar in people with diabetes To control blood sugar in people with diabetes Do I need a prescription to buy this drug? No* No* Is a generic version available? No No What forms does it come in? Injectable solution, available in a vial that you use with a syringe Injectable solution, available in a cartridge that you use in a device called a KwikPen Injectable solution, available in Continue reading >>

How Long Should Insulin Be Used Once A Vial Is Started?

How Long Should Insulin Be Used Once A Vial Is Started?

Editor’s comment: The commentary by Dr. Grajower has such important clinical relevance that responses were invited from the three pharmaceutical companies that supply insulin in the U.S. and the American Diabetes Association, and all of these combined in this commentary. The commenting letter and individual responses were authored separately and are completely independent of each other. Diabetic patients treated with insulin, whether for type 1 or type 2 diabetes, are prone to often unexplained swings in their blood glucose. These swings can vary from dangerously low to persistently high levels. Most diabetic patients, and most physicians, will adjust insulin regimens so as to avoid hypoglycemia at the expense of hyperglycemia. Among the “textbook” reasons for variable glucose responses to any given insulin regimen are 1) site of administration, 2) exercise, 3) bottles not adequately mixed before drawing the insulin (for NPH, Lente, or Ultralente), and 4) duration of treatment with insulin (1). A new insulin was marketed by Aventis Pharmaceuticals about 1 year ago, insulin glargine (Lantus). The manufacturer seemed to stress that patients not use a started bottle of this insulin for >28 days (2). Two patients of mine highlighted this point. L.K. is a 76-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes, diagnosed at 55 years of age, and treated with insulin since age 56. Her insulin regimen was changed to Lantus at night together with Novolog before meals. She monitors her blood glucose four times a day. She used a bottle of Lantus until it ran out; therefore, a bottle lasted for 2 months. Her recent HbA1c was 7.6%. I retrospectively analyzed her home glucose readings by averaging her fasting blood glucose levels for the first 15 days of a new bottle and the last 15 days of tha Continue reading >>

Relion Insulin: Everything You Need To Know

Relion Insulin: Everything You Need To Know

For my patients who have no insurance, ReliOn products at Walmart are a lifesaver. In North Carolina, we never funded Medicaid expansion. Some people could receive Obamacare through the federal marketplace, but others were left in the gap where it was too costly for them. The tax penalty was less, so they took the penalty instead of buying coverage. For those with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in the no insurance gap, for those in the “Medicare donut hole,” and for those in disaster situations, ReliOn insulin is available at a very affordable cost. If you want insulin at a cheaper cost, it is important to be aware of some of the differences between ReliOn insulin and name brand insulins. Renee’s story Renee had Type 1 Diabetes, and couldn’t afford her insurance coverage here in North Carolina. After running her insurance cost numbers on the Federal Marketplace, she would have to pay $300 per month for catastrophic coverage that wouldn’t even cover her diabetes medications. Her husband had lost his job, and she worked at a grocery store, where she didn’t make a living wage, or have any insurance benefits. She came in crying. She needed help, because she had lost her insurance coverage, and she was about to run out of her insulin. She was afraid of what might happen to her, and what might happen to her little boy, if she ran out of her insulin. We referred her to a social worker who could help her with needed resources, and see if she could qualify for Medicaid, or start social security disability determination so she could get insurance when determined disabled. In the meantime, we spoke with her doctor, and he gave us conversion doses for Renee to switch to the ReliOn brand of insulins at Walmart. She had to take a combination of ReliOn Humulin N injections twi Continue reading >>

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