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Healthwatch: Insulin Crisis

October 12, 2019


((TOM)) THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION SAYS THE AVERAGE PRICE IT’S ALSO CAUSING DIABETICS IN THIS COUNTRY TO SKIP DOSES OR RATION THEIR INSULIN, WHICH CAN MEAN SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS OR DEATH. IN TODAY’S HEALTHWATCH, CHELLY BOUTOTT HAS MORE ON THE ISSUE FACING 29-MILLION AMERICANS. SKYROCKETING INSULIN PRICES HAVE SOME AMERICANS TAKING DRASTIC STEPS- SOME OF WHICH CAN BE DEADLY. ” ADAM KOZIE OF SEATTLE– IS AN INSULIN-DEPENDENT DIABETIC. HIS COST OF A VIAL OF INSULIN SHOT UP FROM 40 TO 135 DOLLARS, EVEN THOUGH HE HAS INSURANCE.

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