Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sugarhood Being Shafted

I'm a member of the club and I can attest that it has gotten stupidly expensive. My bold.

Insulin price spike leaves diabetes patients in crisis | Butte News | mtstandard.com:

...From 2011 to 2013 the wholesale price of insulin went up by as much as 62 percent. From 2013 to 2015 the price jumped again, from a low of 33 percent to as much as 107 percent, said Dr. Mayer Davidson, professor of medicine at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, who has carefully tracked the rapid and repeated increases.

"This borders on the unbelievable," Davidson said, citing an extremely concentrated insulin which "in 2001 had the wholesale price of $45. By last year, the cost had skyrocketed to $1,447" for the same monthly supply...

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