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A listener wrote to us at the beginning of the year with a query, “I was just reading the news about the price of insulin going down to $35! Is that for everyone?”

It turns out, there is a lot of good news about the so-called “poster child” for the high cost of prescription drugs. But to say it costs $35 now is an oversimplification – and diabetes activists don’t think this fight is over.

Senior producer and self-proclaimed “insulin correspondent” Emily Pisacreta took a hard look at the recent developments. 

Plus, what does the explosion of drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy have to do with the price of insulin? We break it down. 

Here’s a transcript of this episode. 

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