Latest Diabetes News

EXPLAINER: Why is insulin so expensive and difficult to cap?

Aug. 05, 2022 06:28 AM EDT

Washington (AP) — Reining in the soaring prices of insulin has thus far been elusive in Congress, although Democrats say they'll try again — as part of their economic package that focuses on health and climate. The price of the 100-year-old drug has more than tripled in the last...

California aims to make its own insulin brand to lower price

Jul. 29, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A vial of insulin cost $25 in 1995, back when Chris Noble was 5 years old and just learning how to manage his Type 1 diabetes with the help of his parents and his doctors. Nearly three decades later, Noble says that same vial of insulin costs more than...

Legal advocates sue US over Iranian-born scholar's treatment

May. 17, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Canadian diabetes researcher scheduled to start a two-year fellowship at Harvard Medical School was wrongfully denied entry to the U.S. and discriminated against based on her Iranian heritage, according to legal filings. Harvard Law School’s Immigration and...

Arkansas sues drug companies over high insulin prices

May. 11, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Wednesday sued several drug manufacturers and pharmacy benefit managers over the cost of insulin for diabetes, accusing the companies of conspiring to inflate the price of the medication. The lawsuit filed in state court accuses manufacturers...