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RE: [IP] Insulin Approved (finally)



That's definitely true about upping the cost to go through the FDA.  Many
doctor's prescribe approved drugs for off label uses.  This is no different.
Many discoveries of drug uses are found by docs using a drug developed for
one use and approved for another totally different use.

Humalog use in the pump only makes since with the faster action and
immediate response of most patients.

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf
Of Sam Skopp
Sent: August 5, 1999 5:56 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] Insulin Approved (finally)


At 08:04 AM 08/05/1999  Fran Baumgartner wrote:
> > How many criminals does that add up to on this IP List?
>
>Probably a lot.
>
> >
> > Maybe we all need to go into hiding!
>
>Cool, where should we meet?   :-)

In the nearest stadium... it needs to be big enough to hold all of us.

Just a clarification (from my perspective). It's not illegal to use Humalog
in a pump, its just not specifically approved for that purpose in the US by
the FDA. Any doctor can prescribe an approved drug like Humalog. How it is
used, is up to us.

I suspect the reason why Humalog is not "approved" is that FDA approval is
really irrelevant. The time and money involved with getting approval would
only end up boosting the cost of insulin without much tangible benefit...
except for an "approved label". (Just my 2 cents worth)

Sam

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