Over the past few years, providers and advocacy groups rallied to make insulin affordable for all people with diabetes.
In line with other insulin manufacturers, starting on January 2nd of this year, Novo Nordisk launched a discounted insulin program to help improve access to insulin.
My$99 Insulin Cash Card Program: By using the Cash Card Program, participants can get up to three vials or two packs for $99 of FlexPen®/FlexTouch®/PenFill® pens of any combination of Novo Nordisk Inc. insulins. For most people, this provides about a one month supply of insulin.
To benefit from this discounted rate, users need to enroll at NovoCare.com to receive an online card that can be used at their usual pharmacy, whether or not they have insurance.
Novo Nordisk human insulin is also offered at Walmart and CVS for about $25 for a 10mL vial.
Follow-on brand insulins: Follow-on brand (also called FOB or authorized generics) versions of NovoLog® and NovoLog®
Novo has cut the price by about 50% for the FOB insulins listed below.
Because these Follow-On Brands are “authorized generic,” those with a prescription for NovoLog will be able to buy these Follow-On Brands without a new prescription.
People can order them at the pharmacy and they’ll be available for pick up in 1-3 business days.
Immediate Supply Option
By calling 1.844.NOVO4ME (1.844.668.6463) or by visiting NovoCare.com, people who are struggling to access insulin may be eligible for a one-time immediate supply of up to three vials or two packs of pens with a prescription.
More Information on Affordable Insulin
Check out diaTribe’s comprehensive resource on insulin affordability options.
Lilly cuts insulin price by 50% – March, 2019
American Diabetes Association – Stand Up for Affordable Insulin Campaign
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