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Illinois set to approve insulin price cap of $100 for month supply

The move reflects a broader nationwide effort to lower prices of the life-saving drug.

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Key Takeaways
  • Some 30 million Americans have diabetes and must take insulin, but about 25 percent of them can't routinely afford the drug.
  • In recent decades, the cost of insulin has skyrocketed, partly because only three companies make insulin in the U.S.
  • There's some indication that recent efforts to make insulin more affordable are picking up steam.

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