Surely this $250 million donation to @nyulangone from the former chairman of @Merck has strings attached -- what are they? Logos on white coats? Free lunch and pharmaceutical detailing at all noon conferences? Kickbacks for prescribing Januvia and Keytruda? twitter.com/VinayPrasadMD/…
By the way, not to be discounted is @Diabetes_Sanofi who, at the 2015 JP Morgan Healthcare Conf, Sanofi announced major investment in insulin biz, but none would deliver short-term financials they really wanted or needed. CEO shuffle has impeded progress, but may be an acquirer. twitter.com/sstrumello/sta…
@Patriot_Musket @jwvansteenwyk @molratty I could get by on nothing but generic regular insulin. I use it when I can. But Humalog or similar is what I need to bring down high blood sugar relatively quickly (still way too slow, but better than ordinary insulin). I think I could do without Lantus. Maybe.
@_celia_bedelia_ Been a diabetic type 1 since 4. Now I am on 2 insulins, they took away my Homolog & Lantus & put me on cheaper ones, I have Aetna, they do not work as well. I am 66 with medicaid paying & they both say it is the other, back & forth on phone, You rock.😊🐶☮️🌊
@sarcasm_scrubs I had a guy come into urgent care a week or two ago and ask for someone to show him how to work his insulin pens - lantus and humalog.Asked him to show me how he takes his blood sugar first. He had never picked up a glucometer, had no idea how the insulins worked, why FSBS a must
@LillyPad That you have T1D and you need insulin. Period. We don't need red tape..waiting periods. Enough is enough.We should not have to struggle or beg or drain our bank account to have insulin. I have had to do this to many times.I was told once I had to pay 600 for a bottle of Lantus.
@LillyPad To order Drug companies like yourself ..make insulins available either free or at a very small cost. Walmart offers Novolin R for 24.00! Why can't you? Lantus insulin..Why can't you offer it for the same without insurance or for free. This has to stop. Enough of the high costs.
@eugenegu No Joke! Lantus' cost is through the roof. I had to pay $90/mth for 20 ml of Novolog, & I had Insurance. I'm a Retired RN, BSN, & I figured out it would cost max $2,000/person/yr for Diabetes Screening (PCP & Eye Dr visits, labs, & nutritionists- 2 ea/yr).