The Insulin Racket – Toritto’s Foresight

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.


About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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7 Responses to The Insulin Racket – Toritto’s Foresight

  1. beetleypete says:

    You are definitely right about the ‘not wanting to cure diseases’, Frank. What would happen if they cured cancer? Too many people growing old and needing money and social care. If they cured Diabetes, at least two big drug firms would lose billions.
    I don’t want to get too far into ‘tinfoil hat’ conspiracy theories, but I actually believe that some modern plagues (AIDS for one) have been engineered to cause the need for all that money to be spent.
    If AIDS had been caused by promiscuous homosexuality, it would have been around since the time of Ancient Greece! 🙂
    Best wishes Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

    • toritto says:

      Pretty sad eh? Best regards Anon

      Liked by 1 person

      • Anonymous says:

        Hi. Sorry for being Anon, it was inadvertent. I’m Ian, and I found your blog from BeetleyPete ( we were EMTs at the same station back in the last century).

        I have a WP account, but I deleted my blog(s) and have lost the password.

        I really like your style and content, it’s inspirational and very well written. So well written that I might start up a blog again sometime, if I ever think of anything to say 😂

        Liked by 1 person

  2. toritto says:

    Any friend of Pete is a friend …… we all have experiences; we’ve all had joys and heartaches; we all have something to say. You’ll find you have plenty to say. Best from Florida.


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