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Why American Diabetics Go to Mexico and Craiglist for Insulin

Video        NYT Opinion        The New York Times        13 June 2019

 

In the video Op-Ed above,

those affected by Type 1 diabetes argue

that insulin is unaffordable,

leaving diabetics to take risks

like rationing insulin

or buying from strangers online.

 

Drug prices in the U.S.

have risen dramatically in recent years,

but with no alternatives to insulin,

diabetics are caught in the crosshairs:

Missing a single dose

could land them in the hospital,

and lead to death in as little as a few days.

 

Patent laws allow pharmaceutical companies

to block competition and prevent affordable generics,

and so-called safe harbor regulations legalize kickbacks

between the makers of insulin

and the middlemen who distribute it,

ultimately raising prices for the consumer.

 

Colorado has recently capped insulin copays,

and Congress is actively investigating

why the price of insulin is so high.

 

Ely Lilly,

one of the top three insulin producers,

has also announced a half-priced alternative

to its top-selling product.

 

But this is not enough:

Insulin must be affordable and accessible

in order to prevent more deaths

from a perfectly manageable disease.

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=VLwDvK0j4DQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midnight Three & Six

NYT    27 January 2015

 

 

 

 

Midnight Three & Six

Video        Op-Docs | The New York Times        27 January 2015

 

This short documentary shows a motherís efforts

to manage her daughterís daily struggle

with a life-threatening condition: Type I diabetes.

 

This is part of a series of videos

produced by Independent filmmakers,

who are supported in part

by the nonprofit Sundance Institute.

 

Produced by: Joe Callander

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1zPCIRA

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMvpLm6vguA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

diabetes        UK

 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/
diabetes

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2023/feb/13/
new-treatment-diabetes-offers-hope-millions-podcast - Guardian podcast

 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/sep/21/
non-communicable-diseases-kill-a-person-under-70-every-two-seconds-
says-who-acc

 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2005/may/16/
medicineandhealth.lifeandhealth 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

diabetes        USA

 

https://www.youtube.com
/watch?v=VLwDvK0j4DQ - NYT - June 13, 2019

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/03/05/
590922698/major-medical-associations-feud-over-diabetes-guidelines

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/13/
well/how-do-people-die-from-diabetes.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/03/11/
519443324/eating-more-or-less-of-10-foods-may-cut-risk-of-death-from-heart-disease

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/08/18/
489787962/to-fight-off-diabetes-latina-women-find-power-in-a-group

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/
health/diabetes-food-banks.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/04/07/
473406951/a-global-alarm-about-diabetes-and-dont-blame-it-all-on-fast-food

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/10/09/
354708628/scientists-coax-human-embryonic-stem-cells-into-making-insulin

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/16/us/
artificial-pancreas-shows-promise-in-diabetes-test.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/04/us/
study-reveals-sizable-increase-in-diabetes-among-children.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/
health/even-small-medical-advances-can-mean-big-jumps-in-bills.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/apr/25/
diabetes-treatment-bankrupt-nhs-generation

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-04-09-
diabetes-complications_N.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

diabetics        USA

 

https://www.youtube.com
/watch?v=VLwDvK0j4DQ - NYT - June 13, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

have type 1 diabetes        UK / USA

 

Type 1 diabetes,

which usually starts

in childhood or young adulthood,

is a chronic condition in which

the pancreas produces

little or no insulin,

the hormone that lowers

blood sugar levels.

 

Insulin works

in conjunction with glucagon,

a hormone that raises

blood sugar.

 

Together,

they keep blood sugar

in a healthy range.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/16/us/
artificial-pancreas-shows-promise-in-diabetes-test.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/09/
health/diabetes-cure-type-1.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/20/
type-1-diabetics-type-2-coronavirus-nhs-study

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/09/01/
755845325/just-ask-says-sonia-sotomayor-she-knows-what-its-like-to-feel-different

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/09/01/
641615877/insulins-high-cost-leads-to-lethal-rationing

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/11/06/
557361551/a-quest-insulin-releasing-implant-for-type-1-diabetes

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/09/30/
495914413/fda-approves-the-first-automated-insulin-system-for-type-1-diabetes

 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/may/18/
type-1-diabetes-treatment-could-end-need-for-insulin-shots

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/jul/07/
type-1-diabetes-cycling-team-novo-nordisk

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/nov/18/
diabetes-a-lost-childhood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

diabetic ketoacidosis        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/09/01/
641615877/insulins-high-cost-leads-to-lethal-rationing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type 2 diabetes        UK / USA

 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/oct/19/
lack-of-exercise-will-cost-24bn-a-year-globally-by-2030-who-acc

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/20/
type-1-diabetics-type-2-coronavirus-nhs-study

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/20/
well/eat/coronavirus-diet-metabolic-health.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/07/22/
733748382/2-nurses-in-tennessee-preach-diabetes-reversal

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/aug/18/
cases-of-type-2-diabetes-among-young-people-rise-41-in-three-years

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/03/11/
519443324/eating-more-or-less-of-10-foods-may-cut-risk-of-death-from-heart-disease

 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/may/24/
surgery-should-be-used-to-treat-type-2-diabetes-say-international-experts

 

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/30/
easing-diabetes-risk-one-beverage-at-a-time/

 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/31/
belly-abdominal-fat-type-2-diabetes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

insulin        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/17/
803762187/the-who-knows-insulin-is-too-expensive-
how-it-plans-to-drive-down-the-price

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=VLwDvK0j4DQ - NYT - June 13, 2019

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/09/01/
641615877/insulins-high-cost-leads-to-lethal-rationing

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/09/30/
495914413/fda-approves-the-first-automated-insulin-system-for-type-1-diabetes

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/10/09/
354708628/scientists-coax-human-embryonic-stem-cells-into-making-insulin

 

 

 

 

insulin-dependent diabetes        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2005/apr/20/
health.medicineandhealth1

 

 

 

diabetics        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/17/
health/diabetes-complications-show-sharp-decline-report-finds.html

 

 

 

 

 insulin pump        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/
health/even-small-medical-advances-can-mean-big-jumps-in-bills.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

treatment > artificial pancreas        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2023/feb/13/
new-treatment-diabetes-offers-hope-millions-podcast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

exercise        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/oct/19/
lack-of-exercise-will-cost-24bn-a-year-globally-by-2030-who-acc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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