(PRWEB) June 12, 2018
After years of rising prices, insulin costs in the United States are presenting extremely painful choices for people with diabetes and their families. Individuals are forced to make decisions between buying groceries, or insulin, paying for bills, or paying for the other medications they desperately need. Diabetes also continues to remain the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. In this recent story by CBS News, Alec Smith, an individual who had recently aged out of his parents’ insurance, died of diabetic ketoacidosis because he could not afford his insulin.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that more than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, and more than 1.4 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in the United States every year. With diabetes diagnoses on the rise just as fast as the cost of treating diabetes, many Americans are being put into a tough situation.
Recent data shows that most individuals with diabetes are paying more than $800 per month for their medication. Three of the most popular insulins prescribed on a national level; Lantus, Humalog, and Trulicity, are not immune from this price hike either. Lantus retails at roughly $289 for a 30-day supply, while Humalog and Trulicity are well over $500 a month each. This cost doesn’t include other medications and diabetes supplies like pen needles, and syringes. If you don’t have premium health coverage that has a top-notch drug plan, having to pay out of pocket for these medications can become a serious financial burden.
Prescription Hope, Inc., is a company that offers prescription medications for the set price of $50 per month for each medication, no matter the retail cost. Their formulary includes the top 12 insulins prescribed on a national level along with over 30 other diabetes medications available.
Prescription Hope was started over a decade ago and has since helped well over 80,000 people save more than $300 million dollars on their medications. To learn more about Prescription Hope, visit http://www.PrescriptionHope.com.