The Price We Pay for Insulin

I wish that this was not an issue. I wish that something other than profits was the key driver in pricing for a medicine that I must have in order to stay alive. But the fact is that the price for a vial of insulin has absolutely soared over the past 10 years. Here is an article on why the diabetic community is not that excited about a "half price" offer from the pharmaceutical companies. And here is an op/ed from a diabetic who has a jaundiced view of pharmaceutical attempts to justify their pricing.