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cost saving options insulinNew 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
  1. Visit NovoCare for more information on new and existing low-cost insulin programs for people with and without insurance
  2. Visit for more information on pre existing cost saving options on insulin
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