Know When Human Insulins Are an Alternative to Pricey Analogs

One in four patients with diabetes will ration or stop insulin due to skyrocketing costs...sometimes leading to hospital admission or death.

You'll see more efforts to address costs...such as co-pay caps from some payers and states. Plus there's now a generic for insulin lispro U-100 (Humalog). It costs about $140/vial or $270/box of 5 pens...about half the brand price.

Ask about cost barriers when patients are admitted with problems such as ketoacidosis...and consider home med costs if starting insulin.

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