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BjPhilly

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Registered: 11/05/05
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See if you agree with this article regarding the cost of Insulin.

http://www.diabeteshealth.com/read/2009/07/27/6292/why-does-insulin-cost-more-than-ever-its-all-in-the-way-its-made/
kimliz59

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That's an interesting article, bj.

It also explains something else I'd been wondering about. I take a medication called Enbrel (for rheumatoid arthritis) that's also a biologic agent, and months ago I asked my rheumatologist if she's heard anything about a generic version coming out. (I think drug patents normally last 17 years, and Enbrel's been around for 15 or so.)

This would be great news for me, because even with insurance, Enbrel costs me $300 per month. The doctor told me that it wouldn't be happening any time in the near future, and I didn't understand her explanation of why. Now I get it--mystery solved!

Kim

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BjPhilly

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It's all a racket Kim...you have to pay dearly for relief and if you can't pay you suffer.

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