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Fact check: Sanders' claim about the price of the insulin. Fact check: Sanders' claim about the price of the insulin.
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How the insulin price changed over time since its discovery? we are fact checking this claim made by Sanders.  How the insulin price changed over time since its discovery? we are fact checking this claim made by Sanders.
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Senator Bernie Sanders <a href="https://twitter.com/SenSanders/status/1095020791224246272">made a claim</a> about how the price of the insulin changed over time, he claimed the following: Senator Bernie Sanders <a href="https://twitter.com/SenSanders/status/1095020791224246272">made a claim</a> about how the price of the insulin changed over time, he claimed the following:
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<strong>Claim 1 :</strong> <strong>Claim 1 :</strong>
" Today in 1922, researchers at the University of Toronto announced the discovery of insulin. They sold the patent for $1 so it would be available to all." " Today in 1922, researchers at the University of Toronto announced the discovery of insulin. They sold the patent for $1 so it would be available to all."
<strong>Fact check 1 : True</strong> <strong>Fact check 1 : True</strong>
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The <a href="http://www.cdnmedhall.org/inductees/sir-frederick-banting">canadian medical hall of fame mentioned that</a> " With assistance from Dr. James Collip, the insulin was successfully refined and produced for clinical trials<strong>,</strong> which were immediately successful. Demonstrating his altruistic commitment to advance medicine, Banting sold the patent rights for insulin to The University of Toronto for $1, claiming that the discovery belonged to the world, not to him"   <li>The C<a href="http://www.cdnmedhall.org/inductees/sir-frederick-banting">anadian Medical Hall of Fame mentioned that</a> " With assistance from Dr. James Collip, the insulin was successfully refined and produced for clinical trials<strong>,</strong> which were immediately successful. Demonstrating his altruistic commitment to advance medicine, Banting sold the patent rights for insulin to The University of Toronto for $1, claiming that the discovery belonged to the world, not to him"</li>
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<strong>Claim 2: </strong> <strong>Claim 2: </strong>
"  Eli Lilly is charging ~$300 and Americans die because they can’t afford their medication. Outrageous" "  Eli Lilly is charging ~$300 and Americans die because they can’t afford their medication. Outrageous"
<strong>Fact check 2: True</strong> <strong>Fact check 2: True</strong>
According to Axios, which citesElsevier's Gold Standard Drug Database, the prices for the common insulin brand is  as follows :  According to Axios, which cites Elsevier's Gold Standard Drug Database, the prices for the common insulin brand is  as follows :
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<li class="StoryBody__item--1cHYD">Novo Nordisk's Novolog: $289</li>  <li class="StoryBody__item--1cHYD">Novo Nordisk's Novolog: $289</li>
<li class="StoryBody__item--1cHYD">Eli Lilly's Humalog: $275</li>  <li class="StoryBody__item--1cHYD">Eli Lilly's Humalog: $275</li>
<li class="StoryBody__item--1cHYD">Sanofi's Lantus: $270</li>  <li class="StoryBody__item--1cHYD">Sanofi's Lantus: $270</li>
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Bussines insider published a report showing the <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/insulin-prices-increased-in-2017-2017-5">change of the insulin price over the years</a>.  Business insider published a report showing the <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/insulin-prices-increased-in-2017-2017-5">change of the insulin price over the years</a>.
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