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@DiabetesMine @t1international @abschaffer @KOIinsulin4all UHC/OptumRx removed all long-lasting except for Basaglar. I had tried Basaglar before, but I had so many severe lows on it while managing my life on the midnight shift that it was decided to figure out discount cards & other ways to get Lantus/Toujeo. That’s how I got thru ‘17

I'm a very confused mom of a T1D kidlet right now. Is it possible for a pancreas to kick in after 7 years of being a T1D? Both of Kidlet's insulins has been reduced. Lantus from 32 units down to 26 units and Rapid from ICR 5 to ICR 10.

All these lantus half dabarhdoos by the nation twitter.com/saadiraja183/s…

@RESachs Why assuming that pharma is the only driver in insulin prices? It seem unreasonable to assume that PBM are uninvolved Remember Merck had an approved Lantus insulin biosimilar but dropped it due to "market structure and cost of production costs" Market structure = PBM contracts?

lots of options with lots of big price tags: syringes, lancets, pens, glucose tabs, test strips, meters, glucagon emergency kits, keytone strips, insulin resistance drugs, humalog, novalog, lantus, cartridges, insets, pumps, continuous glucose monitors, transmitters, sensors...

Januvia, Onglyza, Tradjenta and Nesina are members of a class of oral medications for type 2 diabetes. These are easy to take, work well with most other diabetes medications, very safe and have little or no side effects. @TCOYD dd4.us/2Velt9C

Haven’t been feeling great today. Not online as much, etc. My doctor switched the timing of my Lantus injection from night time to mornings. So, I ended up with 495 high blood sugar this morning. Trying to recover from that has been slow today.

@SanofiUS then don't raise the price of Lantus every year and claim rebates are decreasing net cost to patients (not true).

@siouxperjen I’m sorry. I have been dealing with no insurance for awhile .. maybe you can use the lily cares program or the lantus program

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@siouxperjen Not ideal but you can get a pen of Lantus with a goodrxcoupon for 58 Dls

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@DrCSWilliam @NBCNews $25/vial for Lantus and Humalog. Math is a Beautiful Thing. Every penny we pay above that in the good ole US of A supports the murderous greed of those who just got a Big Fat Tax Break. Just saying.

@2amOceanBlueEye @kingsfordfarm @beef_farmers I think we only manufacture animal insulin but very few of us actually use it? I have no idea 😂 Lantus, levemir, fiasp, novorapid, all of the most popular ones seem to be all synthetic!

@Dawn_Sabu_chan So sorry to hear about Mr GoodKat. My Beauduoin, was on Lantus insulin for 5 years and lived to a good age (with better blood sugars then me) - will help get your pusscat all settled into his new life way up above us. Sending you ((( hugs )))

@andrewhair @txdiabetic @onedroptoday We don't buy lantus or humalog we have to stay on 24 dollars a bottle N and R novalin from Walmart...

@SanofiUS $300 a vial for Lantus to keep my Type 1 daughter alive. I would love hearing what Sanofi's rationale is for the price hike of 160% over the last 5 years. #insulin4all

@SanofiUS So, please explain the clear rational for pricing Lantus at $300 a vial. I would love to hear it. Here's your chance for transparency. #insulin4all

Tell me why a retired CEO of a company and a retired hospital worker who put many years in to the social security system must pay $5000.00 per year for INSULIN?!?! #Lantus #insulin #BigPharma #killingpatients #robbery #medicare #diabetesmanagement

@scargordon Ouch!! That’s pretty brutal. Are you using Lantus?

@SanofiUS I guess I’m not in enough need to get Lantus at a sane price. When I first got a prescription, many years ago, it was US$55 a vial. Now it’s over four times that. You pretend you care about people who use it, and sell a little at reasonable prices to the poor. Better than nothing

@SanofiUS Are you going to rebate the diabetics who you gouged with excessive Lantus costs? How will you handle the ones who died because of your price gouging?

@JimmyDaugherty I didn't find out about the Walmart insulin until I had pretty much gone broke spending $600/mo on Lantus & Humalog without insurance! Docs don't tell you -- I had to learn about it from another broke diabetic! AND I WAS SO MAD. Haha. I also lived in Bellingham, no idea about CA!

@fliss_r of course. And because of that it seems ridiculous to compare - not only weight, body type, gender, daily activity have an influence on the dose, also simply the kind of insuline you use can make the difference (e.g. lots of people need more Toujeo than Lantus etc)^^

@1776Stonewall It's like losing a member of the family. We have a diabetic cat, insulin shots twice a day. Lantus is all that works for him, price is about $300.00 a vile.

@KarlynnHolland @GilmerHealthLaw @BrowofJustice Actually funny you mention #insulin - it's OTC in Canada. Also, the cost is wildly different from what I gather. Lantus, 3 cartridges is about $70 (usually that's a one month supply). Not cheap but from I hear it's $100's in the US.

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Hey @Humana My resident got a notification that her patient's insulin (Lantus) wasn't covered. Pharmacy received feedback that Basaglar was covered. Fast forward a couple of months and now Basaglar isn't covered. This is unfair to our patients and poor care @SenBobCasey @CMSGov

@SanofiUS What a joke! I just picked up Lantus from the pharmacy the other day and it went up 30% since December! So much for "Limited US Price Increases". It costs next to nothing to produce yet you are seriously gouging people. How do you justify that??????

8 months into residency just wrote my first lantus syringe script this shit is complicated

@siouxperjen I have 2 vials of Lantus I can send overnight! Just let me know.

@siouxperjen I have 2 vials of lantus, I can ship today, send me a message!

Lantus vs. Toujeo: What's the difference? youtu.be/Y3iFuNgJbcg

A new Kaiser report finds that retirees’ spending on specialty drugs – defined as costing more than $670 per month – can range from $2,700 to $16,500 per year. Specialty drugs include Lantus, Zepatier for hepatitis C, Humira for rheumatoid arthritis &cancer drugs like Idhifa. twitter.com/Burke_Esq/stat…

@MidwestHedgie I'm not talking about Lantus. I'm talking about Humalog/Novolog.

@mariskreizman One thing many liberals fail to appreciate is that regulation is a large part of what makes life-sustaining medicine unaffordable. Lantus is off-patent but it's uneconomic to get a biosimilar approved and market it. The regulation sustains these monopolies/oligopolies.

@mariskreizman My brother can't afford his Lantus. I checked prices and they are outrageous.

@ellenthoen @bloodsukker1 @KEI_DC @MSF_access @SharonannMSF @t1international @jamie_love @ThiruGeneva @novonordisk @Diabetes_Sanofi @LillyDiabetes @Jandelliott Yes, I get targeted by right-wing lunatics and @twitter does nothing. Now they go after someone posting about global health. Write to Matthew Derella <mattd@twitter.com>.