Global Insulin Prices Compared to USA
The average price of insulin in the USA is orders of magnitude higher than in other countries.
“Millions of Americans with diabetes depend on the lifesaving drug insulin. But the cost of its four most popular formulations has tripled over the past decade, according to the American Diabetes Association, making the drug unaffordable for many patients who depend on it. Many Americans — as many as 1.3 million, or 16.5 percent of those who use insulin, according to a study published last fall in the Annals of Internal Medicine — have resorted to rationing it, which can result in severe or even fatal complications.”