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Actived: Friday May 22, 2020
The Hidden Costs of Discount Cards: Understanding Copay
By Emma Ryan and Emily Fitts. Our deep dive into coupon policies that may affect how much you pay for prescriptions – updated for 2020. Discount coupons, also called copay cards, help many people with diabetes afford their medication.At the pharmacy, these coupons can reduce out-of-pocket costs – sometimes by hundreds of dollars.
Up to 51% Off Lilly Insulin Through Blink Health | diaTribe
Lilly management met with many patient advocates over the last few months, including members of The diaTribe Foundation, to learn about insulin cost concerns and how to help reduce them. The Blink Health discount program is a direct outcome from these conversations.
Inside Rx: Discounts Available for Insulin and Other
The discounts seem to be greater for insulin products (mostly in the 40%-50% range) than for diabetes pills (around 20%-30% off). See below for a full list of diabetes medications currently available for discounted purchase with an Inside Rx card (including Jardiance, Tradjenta, and Onglyza).
FDA Approves Novo Nordisk’s Saxenda as a Treatment for
Twitter summary: FDA approves Novo Nordisk’s chronic weight management drug Saxenda, another option to help treat #obesity On December 23, the FDA approved Novo Nordisk’s Saxenda (liraglutide injection) as a treatment option for weight management, to be taken in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and physical activity. The drug is approved for use in people with a body mass
Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre - diaTribe
Adam experienced nine blood glucose readings <80 mg/dl over the two-week period, and on average, FreeStyle Libre was about 11% off vs. 8% for the Dexcom G4 Platinum. Lag time between the meter value and the sensor value was similar with FreeStyle Libre and the Dexcom G4 Platinum – about five to ten minutes at most.
FreeStyle Libre Now Available in Major US Pharmacies
By Amelia Dmowska and Adam Brown. Abbott’s no-calibration CGM available at pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens for a cash price ranging from about $36-$53/ 10-day sensor; g et cost and prescription details here. Want more news just like this? Sign Up Now! Two months after approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre (real time) continuous glucose monitor (CGM
FreeStyle LibreLink App Now on iPhone and - diaTribe
App allows FreeStyle Libre sensor users to monitor blood sugar on their smartphone without a separate reader. Tools also available for sharing glucose data with caregivers and providers. Abbott just launched its FreeStyle LibreLink app; it’s now available in 12 European countries (see below!) on the iPhone 7 or later and Android phones.
Vascepa, A Prescription Omega-3 Fatty Acid, Shows Heart
Vascepa is an omega 3 fatty acid, similar to those found in a fish oil supplement. However, unlike Vascepa which contains only EPA, fish oil supplements generally contain two kinds of omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. There have been many clinical trials, such as the ASCEND trial, that have failed to find any heart health benefit from fish oil
New Biosimilar Insulin May Provide Cheaper Alternative to
Welcome to trial watch, where we keep an eye on the latest and greatest trials going on in the field of diabetes. Here, you can learn about new therapies and devices currently under study, and learn more about participating in these trials.
How Can I Pay for Diabetes Medications and Care? | diaTribe
The trade-off is that there will likely be higher out-of-pocket costs for out-of-network services. An EPO (Exclusive Provider Organization) offers lower premiums (monthly fees) and out-of-pocket costs, as well as direct access to specialists without a referral.