How Much Does Insulin Cost In The US?

A person with type 1 diabetes incurred annual insulin costs of $5,705, on average, in 2016.

The average cost was roughly half that at $2,864 per patient in 2012, according to a report due to be released on Tuesday by the nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI).

How much is insulin at Walmart?

“ReliOn is the only private brand insulin on the market, retailing at $24.88 per vial, and $42.88 per box for the 70/30 pens,” Marilee McInnis, a Walmart spokesperson, said. The drug is technically considered, ‘behind the counter,’ since you can’t pick it off a shelf, but have to get it through the pharmacy.

How much is a month supply of insulin?

The average price of insulin, versions of which have been around since the 1920s, roughly doubled to about $450 a month in 2016 from around $234 a month in 2012, according to the Health Care Cost Institute.

How much is a bottle of insulin?

Retail Prices of Long-Acting Insulins (Q2 2019)

Price per dispenserPrice per insulin unit
Levemir vial (10 mL)$397 per vial$0.40 per unit
Insulin glargine
Basaglar KwikPen (3 mL)$81 per pen$0.27 per unit
Lantus vial (10 mL)$340 per vial$0.34 per unit

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How much does insulin cost in Canada?

There are some startling differences in price between the U.S. and Canada. According to one report, the retail price of a vial of Humalog in the U.S. is $300. In Canada, the same vial costs $32. According to media reports, a growing number of Americans cross the border into Canada to get their insulin.