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Canada's lower drug prices hold allure
One UW Medicine patient has found insulin at one-fifth of the price he would pay in the U.S.
Pharmaceutical companies have increased costs of some medications to such an extent that citizens are getting prescriptions filled abroad. A vial of insulin that Adam Kozie once bought for about $50, with insurance, now costs more than $140, he said -- inspiring him to drive to Canada, where he pays less than $30 (U.S.) per vial.
"A clinic of mine doesn't go by without at least one person getting their insulin from another country -- usually Canada," said Dr. Irl Hirsch, a UW Medicine diabetes expert.