New Insulin Discount Options and Where to Find Them
New Insulin Discount Options in 2020 and Where to Find Them
It’s amazing what a little political pressure can produce!
Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk and Sanofi are the only companies currently manufacturing insulin for the U.S. market. Lately, they’ve been under pressure to lower insulin costs. Thankfully, our fight is being heard but it’s not time to stop pushing. As many are aware, the cost saving options and capped prices (in Colorado and Illinois) are not enough. People continue to die because they cannot afford insulin.
I wrote this article to ensure more people are aware of the new cost saving options from Novo and Lilly and ones that have been previously available. The companies are all offering similar options but only Novo Nordisk a free one time supply of insulin to any patient in immediate need.
How to get discounted insulin
Novo Nordisk’s New Affordability Insulin Options are now available in the US and include:
My$99Insulin: All patients can purchase up to three vials or two packs of FlexPen®/FlexTouch®/Penfill® pens of any combination of insulins from Novo Nordisk Inc. for $99
Follow-on brand insulins: Authorized generics of NovoLog® and NovoLog Mix® made by new Novo Nordisk A/S US company, Novo Nordisk Pharma, Inc., available at pharmacies within 1-3 business days at 50 percent off the list price
Immediate Supply: New, immediate, one-time insulin supply option available for people facing an acute need when more time is needed to identify a long-term sustainable solution
Kathryn Gentile is an exercise physiology student from Lancaster, PA who is pursuing her Master’s degree and also working towards becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator. She also recently received her CPT, certified personal training certificate.