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We re-release a history we first reported in 2019 how expensive insulin has become. And this 2021 update includes a check-in with those working on the manufacture of the potentially life-saving drug more available.
The story seems particularly relevant right now, for two reasons:
The rollout of the covid vaccine has reminded all of us how vital it is to make breakthroughs in the lab and ensure that everyone can afford to benefit from them.
The second half of the episode – about how people who need insulin act on their own – fits with An Arm and a Leg’s current focus on financial self-defense.
Updates from people we spoke with in 2019 are more…
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