Tag Archives: diabetes

Secretive 'rebate trap' keeps generic drugs for diabetes and other ills out of reach

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Lisa Crook was lucky. She saved $ 800 last year after her insurance company started covering a new, less expensive insulin called Basaglar that was virtually identical to the brand she had used for years. The list price for Lantus, a long-acting insulin made by Sanofi that she… Read More »

We Need A Moonshot For Diabetes Prevention, Part 1 — The Case For Action

Testing Blood SugarWorld Health Organization (WHO) About two years ago, my friend Tony lost three toes. The cause of this tragedy was type 2 diabetes, even though the disease is manageable and often preventable. Tony then fought a host of complications. Small wounds would not heal and became life-threatening. Another amputation was necessary, and more were a… Read More »