Are You Losing Much Money on Diabetes Drugs?

Majid Ali, M.D.

How Much Money Are You Losing?


 

Ads for drugs for diabetes have increased 200 percent in the last three years. New drugs cost between $500 and $700 per month. Who is paying for them? All those who take them. Are they better than older drugs. Doctors say No.


 

How Bad Are The Problems?

Consider the following text from The New York Times of February 28, 2016.

Worried patients are, of course, a great captive audience. Television coverage during the debates and primaries has featured many commercials for new drugs to treat Type 2 diabetes, a condition that is often associated with the overweight and is most common in middle age and beyond. Ads for the condition have increased 200 percent in the last three years, Nielsen found. Even though older, cheaper drugs for Type 2 diabetes are effective for most people — and, doctors say, should generally be the first line of treatment — the ads have promoted an array of new injections and pills, including Tuojeo, Farxiga and Victoza (each of which costs between $500 and $700 per month).


 

Suggested Free Course

  1. Dr. Ali’s Course on Diabetes
  2. Dr. Ali’s Course on Insulin

 

 

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