Endocrinologists join US campaign for life-saving meds

Critics claim ballooning costs are forcing some patients to ration insulin

A campaign backed by half a million people in US to make insulin more affordable amid skyrocketing prices seems to be bearing fruit.


The average annual out-of-pocket cost of insulin for patients in America doubled from US$2900 in 2012 to US$5700 in 2016.

But with 7.4 million dependent on the drug to manage their condition, the American Diabetes Association launched a nationwide petition called Stand Up For Affordable Insulin.

With the tagline, “Insulin isn’t just a drug. It’s the difference between life and death for