Doctors Without Borders requires decreasing costs of insulin pens | EUROtoday

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Peasier to deal with than a syringe, extra exact in dosages…, insulin pens are at this time utilized by 60% of diabetic sufferers, in response to a report from Médecins sans frontières (MSF) printed this Wednesday, May 8. Problem: this gadget has a value that’s tough to afford for a lot of sufferers, notably in sure international locations, because the NGO deplores.

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In this sense, the latter calls on pharmaceutical laboratories – primarily Sanofi, Eli Lilly or Novo Nordisk – to decrease their costs. “While insulin pens are the standard of care in high-income countries, their high price means they are almost never available to people in low- and middle-income countries, and are rarely used by humanitarian agencies,” notes MSF.

Price variations

The NGO factors out the worth variations relying on the nation. Insulin pens are bought for 3 {dollars} in South Africa (2.79 euros), 28 {dollars} within the United States (round 26 euros), whereas their manufacturing value is only one.30 euros for producers.

READ ALSO Lose weight: the revolution in anti-obesity medicineThe prevalence of diabetes (sort 1 and kind 2, identified and undiagnosed) has continued to extend over the previous twenty years. It affected 537 million individuals worldwide in 2021 (together with 24 million in Africa), in response to the French Diabetes Federation, which warns that just about one in ten adults may very well be affected by 2045. Faced with this remark, the The NGO additionally asks laboratories to switch their patents to permit rivals to fabricate generic insulins sooner or later.