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Cost to treat diabetes cost rising in Oregon and the U.S.

November 26, 2019
In The News

Healthcare professionals, advocates, and families impacted by diabetes say the cost to treat diabetes in Oregon continues to increase.

According to a study by Quote Wizard, Oregon diabetics have the eighth highest average annual medical expenses in the nation.

Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici says the source of the soaring prices starts with the cost of medication, Insulin in particular.

“Companies are charging much more for these critical drugs in the U.S. than abroad, hurting seniors and families in Northwest Oregon and across the country," said Bonamici in a release tied to a House Bill she is co-sponsoring.