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Re: [IP] Rapid acting insulin and pump

Some types of insulin are available OTC, but not all.  You cannot get
Humulog without a prescrpition, at least not in California.

Diane :-)

At 05:01 PM 1/19/2001 EST, you wrote:
>My MD told me it is a federal law that no lifesaving drug can require a
>prescription.  That is why everyone can go into any pharmacy and purchase
>syringes.  ANYONE...even a drug abuser.  What would happen if you were on
>your last bottle of insulin before your mail order deliver came and you
>dropped you bottle and it broke!  You would have to go to your local pharmacy
>and get it.  Insulin is life saving and the only means to provide it is via
>Roxanne Villanueva RD, LD
>Cleveland, Ohio
>IDDM X 18 years, Pumping since 1/4/1995.
>Remember...Diabetics are naturally sweet!
>In a message dated 1/19/2001 03:24:50 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>email @ redacted writes:
>> > Michael,
>> > Where my mom lives she is required to give an RX for syringes and
>> > this isn't for insurance. This is in Illinois. Ginny
>> Many pharmacists are not aware of the federal law. It's really there
>> and has been in place for many years. If she bitches loud enough,
>> they will check it out. All you have to do is identify yourself as
>> diabetic and you can purchase insulin (except Humalog) and syringes
>> to adminster it without prescreption. I don't remember when this law
>> was enacted, but it was a very long time ago.
>> email @ redacted
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