Illinois Law Caps Insulin Patient Costs At $100 MonthlyGov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law Friday capping monthly insulin costs at $100 for people covered by state-regulated commercial health insurance plans.
House Approves Cap On Insulin Costs, Plan Returns To SenateInsulin is necessary for people with diabetes to regulate blood sugar levels. About 1.3 million Illinois residents have diabetes, although not all rely on insulin.
Lilly Selling Half-Price Version Of Popular Humalog InsulinThe fast-acting insulin, which diabetics inject shortly before each meal, is used by about 700,000 Americans.
Lilly To Sell Cheaper Version Of Top-Selling Insulin HumalogInsulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that helps the body use glucose for energy. When a patient's body doesn't make enough insulin, they have to take it by injection or through a pump.
AP Investigation: Insulin Pumps Have High Number of injuriesWhen it comes to medical devices, none have had more reported problems over the last decade than insulin pumps, a product that's used by hundreds of thousands of diabetics around the world, many of them children.
Suit: Diabetic Refused Insulin In NW Side Police LockupA diabetic man is suing the city after officers at a Northwest Side police station allegedly refused to give him access to his insulin, causing him to become unconscious.