‘Imagine Having Ability to Do This All Along, and Choosing Not to’: Eli Lilly Cuts Cost of Insulin Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

A family member showed me her monthly bill for insulin, more than $2,000. To live,” tweeted reporter Joyce Philippe.…..People are dead because Eli Lily refused to lower the cost of insulin all along, instead price gouging us and raising prices year after year for no reason other than greed,” said Seay. “They don’t get a PR coup for doing the right thing now.”

‘Imagine Having Ability to Do This All Along, and Choosing Not to’: Eli Lilly Cuts Cost of Insulin Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

“Good of them to help diabetics who will die without insulin while their lives at risk from coronavirus. Unlike all those other times when their lives are simply at risk from harmless diabetes.”

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 "People are dead because Eli Lily refused to lower the cost of insulin all along, instead price gouging us and raising prices year after year for no reason other than greed."

“People are dead because Eli Lily refused to lower the cost of insulin all along, instead price gouging us and raising prices year after year for no reason other than greed.” (Photo: 2C2KPhotography/flickr/cc)

Rep. Ilhan Omar on Wednesday was among skeptics of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly’s move to reduce the price of insulin during the coronavirus outbreak who pointed out that the company’s refusal to do so in the past has cost thousands of people their lives despite the ease with which it apparently could have cut prices.

“Imagine having the ability to do this all along, and choosing not to while people died,” Omar tweeted Wednesday evening.

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Imagine having the ability to do this all along, and choosing not to while people died.

Unconscionable! https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1247856232704225280 

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Drugmaker caps insulin costs at $35 to help diabetes patients during pandemic http://hill.cm/Vk4KdRa 

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