Re: [IP] High Cost of Insulin
Jerry - to answer your question...YES. I have noticed this gouging with
other drugs as well, such as medications that help with COPD. The more the
patient replies on a particular drug for life, the more expensive it is,
more than 3 or 4 times what it can be purchased out of the US.
With no insurance I have been fortunate enough to receive insulin from a
friend. My husband, who uses medications for COPD, has been fortunate to
have friends in Central America and Europe who can buy and ship his
medications at a fraction of the cost. It is almost worth it to hop on a
airplane and go get the medications ourselves.
I have no objection to a company recouping its R&D costs. But past that,
it is gouging.
On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 4:23 PM, <
email @ redacted> wrote:
> I have a correction to my previous post. At the beginning of 2013, the
> cost of
> my Humalog insulin was $145 per vial. The price increased to $222 as of my
> refill at the end of June. That is an increase of +53% in two and one half
> or an average +21% per year. What is going on? Are we being gouged by the
> manufacturer, in this case Eli Lilly and Company?
> Here is the link to the article I posted on August 20th:
> Jerry Smith
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