Insulin becoming too expensive for many patients to afford

A life-saving drug is becoming so expensive it is forcing those who need it to make choices they shouldn’t have to make.

Millions of people across the country have diabetes and it is putting a huge dent in their pockets. Since 2002, the cost of insulin – the drug they need to survive – has tripled.

“Insulin is now one of the most expensive drugs,” said Dr. Laura Carravallah, with Hurley Medical Center.

Carravallah said patients are feeling pain in their pocketbooks because of the skyrocketing cost of insulin.

The American Medical Association said the price tripled between 2002 and 2013, and it continues to rise.

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