A 93-year-old drug that some children can’t live without tells us everything that’s wrong with American healthcare (LLY, NVO, SNY)
|09/15/2016||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Insulin has been around since 1923, so it came as a surprise in July 2015 when Cole LePere’s doctor told his mother, Janine, to prepare to pay a lot at the pharmacy for it.
Cole, who was 10, had just been found to have Type 1 diabetes, which commonly affects children. But even the pharmacist was shocked to see the price.
Over and over, the pharmacist told Janine LePere, “This is really expensive.” Each time she would respond, “I know, thanks, but I still need the medicine.”
The pharmacist finally gave the LePeres the supplies — and a bill for $1,550.
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