Tag: Insulin

American Healthcare Sucks So Much That People Are Trading Medication Online

For some people, the idea of buying and selling prescription drugs and medical supplies on the illicit market might conjure visions of Breaking Bad, but for many Americans managing chronic illnesses, underground medication trading is a vital part of staying healthy. New research published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology found that people […]

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The Costly, Life-Disrupting Consequences of Poor Diabetes Care

Diabetes, whether Type 1 or Type 2, may be the most underappreciated, misunderstood and poorly treated of all common medical problems, and many of the more than 30 million Americans affected by it are paying dearly with their health and lives as a result. Contrary to what many people think, diabetes is not just a […]

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To Drive Down Insulin Prices, W.H.O. Will Certify Generic Versions

With insulin prices skyrocketing and substantial shortages developing in poorer countries, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday that it would begin testing and approving generic versions of the drug. Agency officials said they hoped to drive down insulin prices by encouraging makers of generic drugs to enter the market, increasing competition. At the moment, […]

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Opioid Settlement Needs to Transform the Pharmaceutical Industry

Under siege from thousands of lawsuits from federal, state, and local governments for its role in the deadly opioid addiction crisis, drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma reached a tentative settlement with some of the plaintiffs last week. In the deal, Perdue would transform itself through the bankruptcy process from a typical, profit-chasing drugmaker into a “public […]

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The Case for a Public Option for the Drug Industry

Under siege from thousands of lawsuits from federal, state, and local governments for its role in the deadly opioid addiction crisis, drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma reached a tentative settlement with some of the plaintiffs last week. In the deal, Purdue would transform itself through the bankruptcy process from a typical, profit-chasing drugmaker into a “public […]

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The Keto Diet Is Popular, but Is It Good for You?

Low-carbohydrate diets have fallen in and out of favor since before the days of Atkins. But now an even stricter version of low-carb eating called the ketogenic diet is gaining popular attention, igniting a fierce scientific debate about its potential risks and benefits. Both the Atkins and ketogenic diets encourage followers to cut carbs from […]

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‘We Either Buy Insulin or We Die’

By Robin Cressman, Nicole Smith-Holt, Laura Pavlakovich and Paulius Podziunas Video by Laura Juncadella Insulin has become so unaffordable that Type 1 diabetics are pushed to take risks, like rationing and buying from strangers online. The video Op-Ed above reveals the lengths to which they go to get a nearly century-old drug and how Americans […]

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