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November is diabetes awareness month, and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) is taking the opportunity to highlight the high cost of insulin in Oregon’s First Congressional District. In a report from the House Oversight and Reform Committee commissioned by the congresswoman, prices for the 50 most popular brand-name prescription drugs to manage diabetes in NW Oregon were compared to the same drugs in Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
“No one should have to jeopardize their health or worry about affording food because of exorbitant prices for insulin,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “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. I support the Lower Drug Costs Now Act to stop these disparities and allow Medicare to negotiate for better prices.”