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A Type 1 diabetes patient holds up bottles of insulin.

Outrage over the cost of the life-saving drug insulin has drugmakers scrambling, but Congress and the public demand a price cut

Critics call the new programs "PR stunts,"and say drug companies should just lower their prices.
Nicole Smith-Holt from Richfield, MN holds a vial with the ashes of her son Alec, who died at the age of 26 from insulin rationing, during a protest against the high price of insulin outside the offices of drug giant Sanofi in Cambridge, MA on Nov. 16, 2018.

The incredible history of insulin, a lifesaving diabetes drug that was discovered almost a century ago and is now at the center of drug pricing outrag...

How a drug that was discovered 95 years ago changed the way we treat diabetes — and why it's so expensive today.

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Laura Marston holds up a vial of Humalog, a type of insulin she takes for type 1 diabetes at her home in Washington, DC in 2016.

For people with diabetes struggling to buy lifesaving insulin, a major health company is now offering the drug for just $25 a month

Insulin is a lifesaving product for individuals with diabetes. But it's also become incredibly expensive, sometimes prohibitively so for patients.

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Laura Marston holds up a vial of Humalog, a type of insulin she takes for type 1 diabetes at her home in Washington, DC September 27, 2016. When she was first diagnosed at 14, the list price for the drug was $21 per vial.

A drugmaker just slashed the price of its life-saving medication by 50%, but people are worried the $137 price tag is still unaffordable

The lower insulin price might still be unaffordable for many people with diabetes, especially those who pay the full price for the drug.
A Type 1 diabetes patient holds up bottles of insulin including Humalog. Lilly is now offering its insulin as an authorized generic at half the list price of the branded version.

A drugmaker just released a half-price version of a life-saving diabetes medication in a bet that a lower price tag will help it escape the political ...

Eli Lilly plans to make a generic version of its life-saving diabetes medication Humalog and sell it for half the price of the branded drug.

Pharma companies want the government to do something about high drug prices, so long as it’s not forcing them to lower their drug prices

Pharmaceutical executives seemed to reach a consensus that it'll take government action to solve the conundrum of how we get to lower drug prices.

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Andrew B., who has Type 1 diabetes, has seen his prices for insulin vary drastically over the past year.

No one could explain why this college student saw the price of his life-saving diabetes medication jump 150%, and it reveals a key problem with the US...

Business Insider spoke with one family who saw its insulin costs increase drastically over 2018, jumping more than 150% in 10 months.