«When inventor Frederick Banting discovered insulin in 1923, he refused to put his name on the patent. He felt it was unethical for a doctor to profit from a discovery that would save lives. Banting’s co-inventors, James Collip and Charles Best, sold the insulin patent to the University of Toronto for a mere $1. They wanted everyone who needed their medication to be able to afford it.

«Today, Banting and his colleagues would be spinning in their graves: Their drug, which many of the 30 million Americans with diabetes rely on, has become the poster child for pharmaceutical price gouging.»

Source: https://www.vox.com/2019/4/3/18293950/why-is-insulin-so-expensive

At least it’s still reasonably affordable up here in Canada. I can’t believe how obscenely expensive it is in America. Banting and Best would be incensed at this.

I hope and pray Rep. Talarico is able to get that legislation passed.

Let’s block ads! (Why?)