A very strange respiratory virus: coronavirus can lead to the development of diabetes

COVID-19 is capable of infecting and altering the function of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, potentially explaining why some previously healthy people develop diabetes after being infected with the virus. The issue was described in more detail by The Guardian. Doctors are concerned about the growing number of patients with diabetes ...

California will be the first state to develop its own low-cost drug analogues

California is poised to become the first state to develop its own line of generic drugs, targeting skyrocketing drug prices and entering a highly competitive market dominated by pharmaceutical companies with deep pockets, writes the LA Times. On Monday, August 31, ...

Trump dramatically reduced the cost of insulin for older Americans

On May 26, the White House announced that as early as 2021, seniors with diabetes will be able to sign up for Medicare plans that limit their co-payment for insulin to $ 35 a month, writes NPR. This news came after ...

CVS launches a profitable program for diabetics, which will significantly save

Rising prices for insulin and other diabetes treatments have become a major concern for policymakers, writes Fox News. CVS Health Corp said it is implementing a prescription drug coverage plan where patients do not have to pay for insulin and other expensive treatments ...

Over the 4 year, US insulin prices doubled: diabetics take extreme measures

Over the past 4 years, insulin prices have nearly doubled, leaving many people with diabetes to go to extremes. Writes about this USA Today. The Mindy Patterson family from Columbus, Ohio pays almost $ 1000 a month for ...

'Could end tragically': in Oklahoma, a group of people were injected with insulin instead of a flu shot

In Oklahoma, 10 people in a care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after being given an insulin injection rather than a flu shot, ABC News writes. A healthy person is strongly discouraged from administering insulin: it may be ...

Life-threatening: In 16 Indiana, students were given insulin instead of a tuberculosis test

On September 30, a group of Indiana high school students found themselves in the hospital after teenagers were mistakenly injected with insulin during a tuberculosis skin test at their local high school. A healthy person is strongly discouraged from administering insulin: it can be very ...

The diabetic groom died deciding to save on insulin to pay for the wedding

Josh Wilkerson, 27, of Leesburg, Virginia, died of taking cheaper insulin in hopes of saving money for his wedding. The high price of drugs cost the guy his life. Writes about this New York Post. When Josh was 26 ...

'Diabetes in the USA is a death sentence': why participants in the 'insulin caravan' travel to Canada for medicine

The high cost of insulin across the country is forcing people with type 1 diabetes to travel to Canada, where a life-saving drug is 10 times cheaper. Last weekend, a new "insulin caravan" departed towards the border. CBS News spoke to his ...

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