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Insulin Prices Have Skyrocketed, Putting Drug Makers On The Defensive

Here’s a sticking point for diabetics: the cost of insulin more than tripled — from $231 to $736 a year per patient — between 2002 and 2013, according to a new analysis. The increase reflected rising prices for a milliliter of insulin, which climbed 197 percent from $4.34 per to $12.92 during the same period. Meanwhile, the amount of money spent by each patient on other diabetes medications fell 16 percent, to $502 from $600, according to a research letter published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. “Insulin is a life-saving medication,” said Dr. William Herman, a coauthor of the analysis and a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. “There are people with type 1 diabetes who will die without insulin. And while there have been incremental benefits in insulin products, prices have been rising. So there are people who can’t afford them. It’s a real problem.” The analysis also found that the cost of various widely used oral diabetes drugs either dropped in price or did not rise nearly as significantly as insulin. Metformin, for instance, which is available as a generic, fell to 31 cents i Continue reading >>

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  1. Michel

    The SCOTUS Lexmark decision on 05/30/2017 appears to make import of FDA-approved drugs legal under certain conditions that are still a bit unclear. On that basis, we started researching sources and costs for Canadian insulin.
    This is what we found, with numbers we looked up over the past few days:
    What I would choose
    If I had to choose, I would buy Basaglar for basal, and Novolog pens or vials, both from Mark’s Marine Pharmacy. Mark’s Marine Pharmacy is a brick-and-mortar pharmacy in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    Full disclosure: I have dealt with Marks’ Marine Pharmacy in the past as a customer, to get medicine shipped to far-away destinations in the South Pacific where I was sailing (not for insulin).
    Shipping is not included, will be $15 to $20 on average
    1 vial = 3.33 pens, while 2 vials = 6.66 pens. I thought that it would be cheaper to buy vials. But there is not a strong incentive to buy vials in the general case vs refills, and, in some cases, pens are cheaper than the vials when looking at the $/ml.
    Novolog is called Novorapid in Canada
    Novolog pens vs cartridges (refills): please be aware the plastic Novolog pens only go in whole unit increments, while the Novolog Echo pen has 1/2 unit capability.
    Canadian Insulin Connection: http://canadainsulinconnection.com/
    Discount Rx Mart: http://www.discountrxmart.com/
    Canadian Insulin: https://www.canadianinsulin.com/
    Marks’ Marine Pharmacy: https://rxcanada4less.com/
    This is not an endorsement, or a suggestion you should buy anything from any of them

    [EDIT] Now includes Humalog prices

  2. Sam

    $48 per vial of novolog… now even frugal Sam would acknowledge that’s probably a better deal than $25 for Walmart Regular

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  3. Michel

    Updated: now includes Humalog prices.

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