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After a century, insulin is still expensive – could DIYers change that?

 

September 14, 2018



(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

Jenna E. Gallegos, Colorado State University and Jean Peccoud, Colorado State University

(THE CONVERSATION) Soon after Federick Banting discovered that insulin could be used to treat diabetes in 1921, he sold the patent to the University of Toronto for about a dollar. Banting received the Nobel prize because his discovery meant a life-saving drug could become widely available. Nearly a century later, an American with diabetes can pay as much as US$400 per month for insulin, driv...



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