"Low" Cost Insulin

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   Posted 4/10/2013 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone who takes insulin is probably in sticker shock even if they have insurance. Doing some research for low cost insulin or help with co-pays I came across insulin sold only at Wal Mart pharmacies. It is Novolin/Relion and sells for $24.88 per vial.

It is available in N, R-u100 and 70/30 varieties.

I don't know how many people are in the same boat I am in but even with insurance I am paying about $45 a vial for insulin and considering I go through about 2 1/2-3 vials a month this is will be a huge savings.

Thought I would pass it on in case it would help someone.

BTW: This insulin is manufactured by Novo Nordisk which makes Novolog and Novolin insulins.

Lanie G
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   Posted 4/10/2013 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the information, Jim.  I hope this helps members who need this.

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   Posted 4/13/2013 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Jim, I go through 1 vial of Novorapid a month with my pump, probably would be different if I was still on the syringes
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