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


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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.


u/thrilla-noise Jan 14 '22

and literally the same drug from the same factory in the same quantity is around $20 OTC in Canada without any insurance.


u/Alime1962 Jan 14 '22

Why aren't people just buying it in Canada then?


u/thrilla-noise Jan 15 '22

Covid has prevented casual travel to/from Canada.

During normal times, some people do. But border patrol can be a hassle. They’ll just take it if they think you have too much (usually they let you keep it if they think it’s 90 days worth).

Depending on how far you have to drive, you need to buy a lot to make gas, time, food, worth the expense. If you live in Detroit it is a no-brainer to just drive to Windsor every month.