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A cell phone video shows Dr. Claresa Levetan talking to her patient Shawna Thompson back in the hospital because she couldn’t pay for her insulin.

“One vial of insulin costs how much for you?” Levetan asked.

“One hundred and seventy-eight dollars,” Thompson responded.

It was the fourth time in just over a year that Thompson had to be treated for a life-threatening diabetic coma.

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See Also: Why Is There No Generic Insulin? Historical Origins of a Modern Problem, Jeremy greene and Kevin Riggs, NEJM 2015; 372: 1171-5.

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