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Africa, cnn.com, and Fucking: CNN @CNN CAN Follow 40 million people with diabetes will be left without insulin by 2030, a new study predicts cnn.it/2RdoAg7 2:45 PM 24 Nov 2018 ·IC@ 1,000 Retweets 1,355 Likes Saintも @saintbt? Follow This is class genocide CNN @CNN 40 million people with diabetes will be left without insulin by 2030, a new study predicts cnn.it/2RdoAg7 7:05 PM - 24 Nov 2018 2,179 Retweets 7.765 Likes trekmemes: ohnoagremlin: gahdamnpunk: AND a race one since the most affected regions will be Africa, Asia and Oceania as a friend pointed out, this headline makes it sound like supply will be dwindling. supply is fine. people will be *priced out*. this is fucking MURDER. insulin has been mass produced (from animal extracts) since -1923-. slow acting insulin has existed since the ‘50s, and ‘human’ genetically engineered insulin (derived from E. coli bacteria) has existed since 1982. insulin treatment for diabetes is not some new or ‘unproven’ treatment. according to beyondtype1, “Humalog rapid-acting insulin came on to the market with a list price of $21 a vial in 1997.” adjusting for inflation, a vial these days should cost about $34 at most. instead, it costs over $300. there is NO reason for it to be steadily gaining in price to the point that diabetics are unable to afford their lifesaving medication, other than the sheer inhuman greed of pharmaceutical manufacturers. let me reiterate: life without insulin (for Type 1 diabetics in particular) is a slow and painful death sentence. the ability to treat diabetes is a relatively modern phenomenon that has allowed countless people to live full, healthy lives. we should be expanding full covereage and access to insulin to diabetics the world over, and it should be FREE.
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