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Re: [IP] Over the counter insulin

 I remember in the 60s in the UK, when co-pays for prescriptions were introduced
under the
 National; Health System (NHS) it was determined that any prescription that was
a life time
necesiity would be exempt, this included insulin. 

It seems like they were following Dr Banting's advice.


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> About 5 years ago I was out of town and ran out of my novolog.
 > I went to a Walmart in southern California and bought regular insulin over
> counter with no prescription.
> I believe it was Fred Banting who originally insisted that people who need
> external insulin to remain alive were able to obtain it - meaning over the
> counter and at a fairly reasonable price.
> Dr. Banting was concerned about people in poverty who could not afford to
> visit a doctor to be able to obtain their live sustaining insulin.B  His
> believe was that people should have access to maintenance drug that keeps
> people alive. Thank you Dr. Banting.
> .
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