So, I just picked up my first Rx for the year. First payment toward my deductible. Its Humalog from Lilly. I expected to pay $300. They charged me $25.
This has never happened to me before. All the pharmacist knew was that there was a “manufacturer coupon,” applied. No additional information. Its very exciting.
Do you think it is because my state is suing insulin manufactures for price gouging? They filed suit a couple months ago.
“The federal lawsuit named three companies in Sanofi-Aventis, Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly that since 2002 have tripled the list prices of their synthetic insulin medications, which people with diabetes need to manage their blood sugar and reduce their risk of disability and death. But Swanson said their price hikes are due in part to the rebate structure created by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) who have ignored the rising costs and their impact on patients.”