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Shkreli ordered to return $64M, is barred from drug industry

https://apnews.com/article/martin-shkreli-daraprim-profits-fb77aee9ed155f9a74204cfb13fc1130
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u/YourDamnRightItIs Jan 14 '22

MSM makes a big deal about this guy but it's a show. There's no movement on drug reform in the US. Insulin prices are still how much?

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u/the_busticated_one Jan 14 '22

Last time I checked, cash price for 10 days of insulin for my kid was $300. Granted, that's been 3 or 4 years, so I'm sure it's increased.

Literally, just the vial of insulin. That's not syringes, test strips, etc.

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u/Folium249 Jan 14 '22

With good insurance it’s 300 for a 3 month supply. (9 pen) Or roughly 75 a pen. Vials are about about a third for that. But the cost of needles balances it out. That’s for the short lasting. I didn’t factor in the long lasting in the above.

Without it and it was an emergency it was close to 175 for a pen… sucks high hell but it’s a needed medicine.