An Arm and a Leg

An Arm and a Leg


The insane, surprising history behind insulin’s crazy price (and some hopeful signs in the wild)

July 10, 2019

The price of insulin is iconic — doubling, tripling, multiplying like crazy, for medicine Type 1 diabetics can’t live without. To understand it, we went back almost 100 years and dug up a story of sweaty Canadian researchers — swatting away flies and doing business with probable dog-nappers, on the way to a Nobel Prize… … Continue reading "The insane, surprising history behind insulin’s crazy price (and some hopeful signs in the wild)"