Activist docs argue that people are dying for lack of access to insulin. Tomorrow — Friday — the Right Care Alliance will take that complaint to the Sanofi offices in Cambridge.
More here from STAT, including a company statement noting that it provides free medications for some low-income, uninsured patients and will “continue to explore innovative ways to find long-term solutions to help eliminate or significantly reduce the out-of-pocket expenses for patients.”
Here’s what the Right Care Alliance will do Friday:
The mothers of two young adults with diabetes who died while rationing insulin last year will deliver the ashes of their children to Cambridge pharma corporation Sanofi. The mothers will be joined by activists from at least five local groups that are demanding a reduction in insulin prices so that no more people die.
Here’s what Dr. Saini has to say about the campaign:
More news about the price of insulin:
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson today filed a lawsuit against the nation’s three major manufacturers of insulin used to treat diabetes after prices more than doubled in recent years.
Press release: Sanofi has expanded its access program for people living with diabetes to include all Sanofi insulins*, helping patients get the insulin they need at a significantly reduced price.