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Insulin savings

BY THE NUMBERS | Lower prices will give financial relief to Americans living with diabetes

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Insulin savings
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The approximate price of a five-pack of Humalog insulin pens beginning in October, down from a current retail price of $530.40. Eli Lilly announced the 70 percent price cut March 1 for the drug after the Biden administration pressured drugmakers to slash prices.

8.4 million

The number of Americans who use insulin to manage diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.


The increase in personal spending on insulin—from $1,432 to $2,853 per year—between 2012 and 2016 for patients with health insurance, according to an analysis by the Rand Corporation.

1 in 5

The number of Americans who rationed their insulin, skipping or delaying doses in order to manage costs, according to a 2021 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.


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