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Some diabetic patients can’t afford the rising cost of insulin

Diabetes continues to be one of the world’s deadliest diseases, killing millions of people each year.

This is due to the fact that insulin prices continue to go up and so does the price patients have to pay out of pocket to get their medication.

“My co-pay was $300 and that’s a lot,” Emile Sloboda said.

Sloboda has Type 1 Diabetes and he’s been taking insulin for 40 years. Throughout those years, he’s seen prices skyrocket.

“It doesn’t make sense at all. People out there are rationing insulin and dying,” Sloboda said.

Dr. Alan Parsa says he knows of patients who spend 700 dollars per month on insulin, and it’s causing them to cut back because they can’t afford it.

Slobada says he can’t believe the government allows companies to sell life-saving medication at such high costs.  

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