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Thursday, June 27, 2013

I attended a Continuing Medical Education program after work tonight.
A new class of drug for the treatment of diabetes has been approved by the FDA. It is SGLT2 inhibitors. It works by causing blood sugar to be excreted in the urine. It's only one pill a day which is good. However, the wholesale price is planned to be nearly $9.00 per pill! We can just imagine what the various drug stores are going to charge retail! What is this drug? In the USA the brand name is Invokana.
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JO88BAKO 6/28/2013 4:45PM

    That's interesting. Are you type 2? I'm trying to get my sugars down with diet and exerxise. My DH type 1. I don't want that!! Have a great day

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BLAZINGSWORD 6/28/2013 1:10PM

    My bp pill is $4.02 for one pill. It's outrageous what the "legal drug cartel" charges for meds.

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KNYAGENYA 6/28/2013 9:09AM

    Yikes!

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NELLIEC 6/28/2013 12:39AM

    Since I am a poor person, I strongly suspect my insurance would refuse to cover that.

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LINDA! 6/28/2013 12:23AM

    Wow. What an expensive pill.

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DARJR50 6/27/2013 11:21PM

  I'll stick to metformin for now. It works and it is cheap. There are too many of these new drugs with serious side effects.

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EDWARDS1411 6/27/2013 10:55PM

    Oh my, that's really expensive - an elite drug not for the common folk who probably can't afford it.

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