Americans with diabetes are busing across the US-Canada border to get insulin for 12 times less than it costs them at home.
Led by local Minnesota politician and diabetes advocate, Quinn Nystrom, dozens of people crossed the border to purchase insulin for about $27 a vial. In the US, each unit of the same life-saving drug would have cost $340.
Some seven million Americans rely on insulin injections or pumps to replace the critical metabolic hormone that they can’t make or are resistant to.
Despite President Trump‘s promises to cut drug prices, countless Americans have to break the bank every month just to pay for this common medication – or else go to Canada for it.