More than four years ago I put up a post entitled “The Insulin Racket’ outlining how the insulin I had been taking for my type 1 diabetes was driven off of the market and replaced with patented “human” insulin and how the price of these new insulins have been rising year after year.
I know readers. You are simply amazed at my foresight and vision.
I wrote three more posts on the subject, including The Insulin Racket – Driving to Canada” put up just this last June.
I also posted on the high cost of sticks for blood testing meters, which we all use , which cost .08 cents apiece to manufacturer and retail for $1.80 each. Even on Amazon the cost is about 0.70 cents each.
Today my insulin retails for about $175 per bottle – which lasts me two weeks and a day or two. I use three sticks for my blood meter a day at a minimum.
Now I came to the conclusion years ago that nobody wants to “cure” diabetes which, in this day of heart, liver and kidney transplants, bone marrow, stem cells etc. seems incredulous to me.
Everyone wants to “manage” diabetes. Why?
Because we are walking cash cows stupid – that’s why.
Well Toritto has finally gotten the nation’s attention to this issue – now that people are dying because they CAN’T AFFORD the price of insulin in the United States of America – the richest country in the world.
Why can one drive to Canada and buy insulin at TEN PERCENT OF WHAT IT COSTS HERE? Same insulin. Same manufacturer. Same packaging.
Why? Because drug company overlords are greedy, heartless bastards – that’s why.
This morning Huffington published this article by Johnathon Cohb:
Read it and weep.