Ancient baseline: In 1982 when I was diagnosed, a vial of R or N was $8. My insurance co-pay was $5 so usually I didn’t bother to do the insurance paperwork and just paid the $8. So all the prices I mention below are obscenely high but ignore this little wayback machine interjection.
It’s been a few decades since I bought insulin without insurance but I try to (at least a couple times a year) keep up on what the full list prices of my insulin are.
In the past year, my research showed a vial of Humalog to be around $330 (a sharp step up from the previous year which was a sharp step up from the year before that.)
But I just made some phone calls and local pharmacies now charge $250.
This is a modest improvement? Maybe due to activism and media pressure? It’s still obscenely high, just a slightly smaller number?