Diabetes Patients Suffer as Drug Prices Soar
It’s a cruel reality of prescription drug prices. Some people with diabetes are forced to ration their insulin because they can’t afford it. CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen highlighted the life and death situation of Jennifer Turner, a diabetic in Las Vegas whose insulin cost her more than $1,100 a month, more than her rent. For four months, instead of taking 10 to 15 units of insulin, Turner took just five, drastically less. After our story aired, a drug company contacted Turner and helped her save money on some of the insulin she needed to stay alive.