Insulin price gouging endangers lives and limbs of thousands of diabetics

By: Andrew Schneider

The spike in prices for insulin in the United States is causing a crisis for patients, say doctors who specialize in treatment of diabetes.

Tens of thousands of medical professionals are involved in an endless and intricate therapeutic ballet performed to protect the health, limbs and lives of the almost 30 million people in the U.S. suffering from diabetes.

But their efforts are made more difficult by the soaring increase in the cost of insulin. They find themselves spending hours balancing the cost of the life-saving medication and their patient’s ability to pay the massive increases that those in the insulin supply chain are refusing to explain.

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