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Why Is Insulin So Expensive In The U.S.?
National Public Radio

Dr. Jeremy Greene sees a lot of patients with diabetes that’s out of control.

“Every week I see patients with glucose levels so high that you can’t even record the number on the glucometer,” he says.

Greene, a professor of medicine and history of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, started asking patients at his clinic in Baltimore why they had so much trouble keeping their blood sugar stable. He was shocked by their answer: the high cost of insulin.