Why Treating Diabetes Keeps Getting More Expensive ... from the Washington Post Mon. 31-Oct-2016

Why Treating Diabetes Keeps Getting More Expensive ... from the Washington Post Mon. 31-Oct-2016

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Laura Marston is one of the 1.25 million Americans who suffer from Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disorder in which a person's pancreas can't make insulin. She hoards vials of the life-saving medicine in her refrigerator to protect herself from the drug's rising prices. (Jorge Ribas/The Washington Post)

At first, the researchers who discovered insulin agonized about whether to patent the drug at all. It was 1921, and the team of biochemists and physicians based in Toronto was troubled by the idea of profiting from a medicine that had

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