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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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<li>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>  <li>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>
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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 cites Elsevier'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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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>. 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>.
A <a href="https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5008" target="_blank" rel="noopener">study</a> by <a href="https://news.yale.edu/2018/12/03/one-four-patients-say-theyve-skimped-insulin-because-high-cost">Yale university mentioned that</a> "One in four respondents indicated they’d done at least one of those underuse behaviors in the past year due to insulin’s out-of-pocket cost". The "findings show that these are not isolated incidents and that skimping on insulin is frighteningly common." Insulin is a life-saving medicine for patients with diabetes. A <a href="https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5008" target="_blank" rel="noopener">study</a> by <a href="https://news.yale.edu/2018/12/03/one-four-patients-say-theyve-skimped-insulin-because-high-cost">Yale university mentioned that</a> "One in four respondents indicated they’d done at least one of those underuse behaviors in the past year due to insulin’s out-of-pocket cost". The "findings show that these are not isolated incidents and that skimping on insulin is frighteningly common." Insulin is a life-saving medicine for patients with diabetes.
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<p>Sir Frederick Grant Banting: “Insulin does not belong to me, it belongs to the world.” – Canadian Medical Hall of Fame<br /> <p>Sir Frederick Grant Banting: “Insulin does not belong to me, it belongs to the world.” – Canadian Medical Hall of Fame<br />
<a href="http://www.cdnmedhall.org/inductees/sir-frederick-banting" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.cdnmedhall.org/inductees/sir-frederick-banting</a></p> <a href="http://www.cdnmedhall.org/inductees/sir-frederick-banting" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.cdnmedhall.org/inductees/sir-frederick-banting</a></p>
<p>Lydia Ramsey: The prices for life-saving diabetes medications have increased again. – Business Insider<br /> <p>Lydia Ramsey: The prices for life-saving diabetes medications have increased again. – Business Insider<br />
<a href="https://www.businessinsider.de/insulin-prices-increased-in-2017-2017-5?r=US&amp;IR=T" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.businessinsider.de/insulin-prices-increased-in-2017-2017-5?r=US&#038;IR=T</a></p> <a href="https://www.businessinsider.de/insulin-prices-increased-in-2017-2017-5?r=US&amp;IR=T" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.businessinsider.de/insulin-prices-increased-in-2017-2017-5?r=US&#038;IR=T</a></p>
<p>D. Herkert, P. Vijayakumar, J. Luo, et al.: Cost-related insulin underuse among patients with diabetes. – JAMA Intern Med. [behind paywall]<br /> <p>D. Herkert, P. Vijayakumar, J. Luo, et al.: Cost-related insulin underuse among patients with diabetes. – JAMA Intern Med. [behind paywall]<br />
<a href="https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5008" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5008</a></p> <a href="https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5008" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5008</a></p>
<p>Kendall Tear: One in four patients say they’ve skimped on insulin because of high cost – Yale University<br /> <p>Kendall Tear: One in four patients say they’ve skimped on insulin because of high cost – Yale University<br />
<a href="https://news.yale.edu/2018/12/03/one-four-patients-say-theyve-skimped-insulin-because-high-cost" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://news.yale.edu/2018/12/03/one-four-patients-say-theyve-skimped-insulin-because-high-cost</a></p> <a href="https://news.yale.edu/2018/12/03/one-four-patients-say-theyve-skimped-insulin-because-high-cost" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://news.yale.edu/2018/12/03/one-four-patients-say-theyve-skimped-insulin-because-high-cost</a></p>

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