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Wed May 22, 2019, 07:34 AM

Lilly selling half-price version of popular Humalog insulin

A half-price version of Eli Lilly's popular Humalog insulin is now available, following the company's promise in March to offer diabetics a more affordable option amid fierce criticism of soaring insulin prices.

Lilly, one of the three top insulin makers, said Wednesday that it has begun selling its own generic version of Humalog U-100 under the chemical name insulin lispro.

The Indianapolis drugmaker said insulin lispro will cost $137.35 per vial, or $265.20 for a package of five KwikPens, an easier-to-inject option.

Those figures are half the list price Lilly charges for Humalog. The fast-acting insulin, which diabetics inject shortly before each meal, is used by about 700,000 Americans.

Read more: https://www.timesargus.com/features/health/lilly-selling-half-price-version-of-popular-humalog-insulin/article_eb965639-8726-592f-b5e2-bc1fdf1f2e20.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 07:45 AM

1. Still way too expensive

Consider that T1 diabetes has hit a lot of YOUNG people many of whom are still children, this is still an absurd price. These companies are still making huge profits and people who are making minimum wage are still rationing their insulin.

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Wed May 22, 2019, 08:09 AM

2. Wow. A decade ago, I was buying insulin for my dog at around $27 a

vial and could hardly afford it. She was a big dog and used a vial in about 3 weeks.

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Wed May 22, 2019, 08:29 AM

3. All of BIG PHARMA are white coat, white collar criminals.

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Wed May 22, 2019, 11:41 AM

4. $265.20 for a package of five KwikPens......

I'm assuming you use one of those pens a day? Or even twice a day? Is that $1,600 a month?

They force insulin-dependent diabetics to go on Medicaid.

I don't know how my dad ever did it. I had two Type 1 sisters. We were dirt poor, and never had insurance.

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