Cigna/Express Scripts offer diabetics $25/month insulin; Pfizer's Vizimpro scores EU nod
→ Across the United States, anecdotal reports of diabetics rationing or forgoing insulin are rife. As public outrage about insulin costs mount, Cigna and Express Scripts $ESRX on Wednesday said their diabetic customers will not be forced to pay more than $25/month out-of-pocket for the life-saving drug. The average out-of-pocket cost for their plans were $41.50/month last year, although patients on high-deductible plans were paying much more. The move comes ahead of a Congressional hearing on April 12 that will put pharmacy benefit managers —including Express Scripts — in the hot seat, primed for grilling by lawmakers who are tasked with unpacking the role of these middlemen in prescription drug pricing.
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