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INCREASING ACCESS TO INSULIN

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Date Issued:
2020
Abstract/Description:
As insulin prices have skyrocketed over the past century, a growing number of diabetic patients struggle to afford their medication, specifically insulin. The increase in prices prevent many patients from accessing insulin and result in non-adherence to their prescribed insulin doses, leading to dire health consequences. The purpose of this work is to analyze how the price of insulin increased drastically over time as a result of extended pharmaceutical patents, FDA regulations, and examine the reason behind the lack of generic insulin alternatives on the market. To make insulin more accessible for diabetic patients, the insulin market must be reformed to encourage the development of biosimilar insulin alternatives, regulate insulin supply chain price increases, and monitor the adherence to insulin of diabetic patients.
Title: INCREASING ACCESS TO INSULIN.
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Name(s): Futral, Cheyanne , author
Maldonado, Monica, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Date Created: 2020
Date Issued: 2020
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 27 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: As insulin prices have skyrocketed over the past century, a growing number of diabetic patients struggle to afford their medication, specifically insulin. The increase in prices prevent many patients from accessing insulin and result in non-adherence to their prescribed insulin doses, leading to dire health consequences. The purpose of this work is to analyze how the price of insulin increased drastically over time as a result of extended pharmaceutical patents, FDA regulations, and examine the reason behind the lack of generic insulin alternatives on the market. To make insulin more accessible for diabetic patients, the insulin market must be reformed to encourage the development of biosimilar insulin alternatives, regulate insulin supply chain price increases, and monitor the adherence to insulin of diabetic patients.
Identifier: FA00003707 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, 2020.
Collection: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library Collections
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
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