US residents pay $373 for 1 vial of Lantus; rest of developed world pays $62

#64

Proves my point. Quoting the average cost of a thing is pointless if prices of things change by geography. I can afford a new iPhone, my wife’s family in India can not. But they live a nice upper middle-class lifestyle in India.

#65

That $282,800 median is for the whole state of New Jersey. The median price of a home in my town is $805,500. I live in a small town.

#66

I’m from New York. I guess I’m lucky in the sense of having a place to stay. When I was younger it wasn’t the case. I’ve moved a lot in my time. Where I live now, I’ve lived now for over 10 years, which is the longest I’ve lived anywhere in my life. But I’m not complaining. A lot of New Yorkers consider Connecticut now as an option. Lower taxes less costly for the avg home, you get more for the same amount of money you spend. I’m not talking about the Gold Coast ok, I’m saying like normal typical. You can always get the home, but ‘they’ will always make you struggle to keep it. I’ll let you fill in the blanks as to who they are. A lot of people in NYC cannot survive or keep up with the bills. I have helped some people with their bills in the past, but it really seems to be a never ending thing in this city. Eventually you have to say enough is enough, what are my better more realistic alternatives? Same goes for health insurance. If not for my job, I would have a much bigger problem with it. But I do not have dental, and have not seen a dentist in over a decade.

#67

Wrong Kurt, with our Universal Health Care in Canada we pay a minimum monthly amount for medical services (less than $100), including hospitalization. We also have a Pharmacare system that regulates the cost of all drugs and provides free medications for low income seniors.

What the US has got to do is stop listening to all that BS propaganda from the Repukes (aka Republicans) about socialist medicine and realize that as far as healthcare goes you are a third world developing nation, unable to properly meet the health needs of all but its richest citizens.

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#68

Once again makes me happy I live in Canada. When my parents emigrated from Norway they first planned to go to Oregon. But then my dad was offered a job up in the Northwest Territories so I ended up being born in Canada. Today, as a senior with no company or private pensions I rely on my basic old age security from the government. That amounts to $2400 a month. As I therefore am classified as low income I get a Pharmacare coverage that makes all my prescriptions free. Every second year I get $1,000 for dental work, free glasses, and every year I get any other medical aids I might require, e.g. hearing aids. I realize that I have prepaid that through a lifetime of paying income tax, which admittedly is somewhat higher in Canada than in the US. But no way do I envy those low income seniors in the USA struggling to survive.

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#69

Seems like I need a friend outside the US to mail me stuff.

Just that refrigeration issue.

Why has the alternative market not fixed this when a person if a person can double their money bringing insulin to the US ??

#70

Drug smuggling has always been a very profitable business until you get caught. The US law is very clear that you are allowed to bring a 90 day supply of insulin from Canada for personal use under the following conditions:

(A) is imported from a licensed pharmacy for personal use by an individual, not for resale, in quantities that do not exceed a 90- day supply; (B) is accompanied by a copy of a valid prescription; © is imported from Canada, from a seller registered with the Secretary; (D) is a prescription drug approved by the Secretary under subchapter V of this chapter; (E) is in the form of a final finished dosage that was manufactured in an establishment registered under section 360 of this title; and (F) is imported under such other conditions as the Secretary determines to be necessary to ensure public safety.

Insulin in Canada costs on average 90% (slight variation due to USD exchange rate) less than in the US.

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#71

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A Norfolk, Virginia man, who sold insulin on Craigslist to an undercover FDA agent, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Patrick Simanjuntak, 41, of Norfolk, Virginia, previously pled guilty to one count of misbranding a drug and selling a drug outside of a legitimate supply chain. Today in District Court, Simanjuntak was sentenced to five years of probation.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdva/pr/norfolk-man-sentenced-illegally-distributing-insulin

And this

Seems to me if they used Craigs list to find customers then bitcoin for payment and the mail to deliver chances of getting caught would be minimal.

You would have to study they did that “silk road” market and the ones currently operating.

The government is so full of ■■■■, they claim enforce the law to protect people but don’t care at all why people are breaking the law in the first place.

#72

Prices for insulin in Calgary Canada today:

  • Humalog $36CA ($27US)

  • FiASP $56CA ($42US)

I can go to pharmacy right now and buy as much as they have in stock with no notice. I can’t / won’t ship it across borders (not that anyone was asking)

#73

Just meet me right here

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