Pa­tients, health care work­ers call for af­ford­able in­sulin

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - NATION -

Ac­tivists ral­lied in Mas­sachusetts, de­mand­ing more af­ford­able in­sulin.

The Bos­ton chap­ter of the Right Care Al­liance is ral­ly­ing Sat­ur­day in Cam­bridge to call for an end to what the or­ga­ni­za­tion calls “in­sulin prof­i­teer­ing.”

The coali­tion of pa­tients, health care pro­fes­sion­als and com­mu­nity mem­bers says price in­creases have made an es­sen­tial drug un­af­ford­able for many with di­a­betes and re­sulted in un­nec­es­sary deaths.

Rally or­ga­niz­ers say the av­er­age cost of in­sulin in the United States has tripled in the last 10 years, and it costs a per­son with Type 1 di­a­betes an av­er­age of $1,000 per month for in­sulin and sup­plies.

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