Yet in the meantime US pharma is telling us that insulin and other medications cost at list price is 10 times higher in the US than in other countries because of all the breakthrough research advances being made in the US and shared with the world. If that were even remotely true, why is it that technologies and medications not even available in the US are readily available in other countries?
I have been using digital Korean pens that can be imported from Germany that dose insulin in 0.1 units for more than a decade, giving 10 times better control than pens available in US. My insulin (Humalog/Lantus) costs 1/10th of the US list price in other countries.
The US health system for diabetics is worse than what is available in countries we claim are third world. We are inefficient, and laden with greed masked as extreme patient care. Repeating that we have the best medical systems in the world does not make it so.