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RE: [IP] Insulin Without RX



Hi Tom,

 > When insulin analogs became available the
 > pharmaceutical industry got away with
 > claiming that the analogs were not insulin,
 > [...] and hence they could require a
 > prescription (and a higher price) [...].

Prescription/OTC status is decided by the FDA, not the drug
makers.

What makes analogs more expensive are the patents on them; human
and animal insulins are, thanks to Banting and Best, patent- and
royalty-free.

Cheers,
Felix.
.
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