Patients paying more for diabetes medications

June 12, 2014 4:34 PM

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Patients paying more for diabetes medications

Patients are paying more for type-2 diabetes medications, and a team of Yale University researchers attributes the jump to patient migration from synthetic human and animal insulin to analog insulins.

The study showed the median amount privately insured patients shelled out for diabetes medications rose from $19 to $36 per prescription between 2000 and 2010. Researchers noted analog insulins offer flexible dosing and promise reduced nighttime hypoglycemia, but the difference in severe hypoglycemi...

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