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Walmart–Novo Nordisk insulin offers deep discounts to select few

Early last summer, Walmart announced the launch of a new private brand, cash-pay analog insulin, made by drug manufacturer Novo Nordisk. Sold under Walmart’s private ReliOn label, vials go for $72.88 each and FlexPens for $85.88 each. Walmart calculates that the products will save customers between 58% and 75% of the cash price for branded analog insulin products, which translates to savings of up to $101 per branded vial or $251 per package of branded FlexPens. But, for many who struggle with the day-to-day costs of living with diabetes, these brands may still be tough to afford. Other pharmacies or drug-maker patient assistance programs may offer more support to cash-strapped patients.

Non-Hispanic Black and Mexican-American adults diagnosed with diabetes at a younger age

New findings published in JAMA Network revealed that non-Hispanic Black and Mexican-American adults were diagnosed with diabetes at a younger age—typically 4 to 7 years earlier—than non-Hispanic whites. 

Can a diabetes medication benefit asthma patients?

GLP-1 receptor agonists may benefit patients who have asthma, suggests new research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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