https://thehealthcarestandard.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Doctor-with-Vaccine-400x400-1.jpg 400 400 The Healthcare Standard http://thehealthcarestandard.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/The-Healthcare-Standard-750x50.png The Healthcare Standard2020-08-22 09:15:382020-08-21 11:02:51States Are Trying To Cap The Price of Insulin. Pharmaceutical Companies Are Pushing Back.
Tennessee state Rep. Jason Hodges wanted to do something about the soaring cost of insulin. He learned that in the United States, the average list price for insulin tripled from 2002 to 2013 and then doubled from 2012 to 2016, forcing some diabetics to spend as much as $1,200 a month. So he wrote a bill to forbid any pharmacy in Tennessee from charging more than $100 for a 30-day insulin supply, thinking that would force drug companies to lower their prices.