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Colorado became the first state to cap the monthly cost of insulin at $100. Here's why the life-saving drug is so expensive.


Following is a transcript of the video.

Narrator: Many people in the United States can't afford insulin. The average price for one vial of insulin is about $285. Most diabetics need two to four vials per month. But here's the thing. Insulin prices weren't always this high. "Inexpensive, easily accessible."

Narrator: A Type 1 diabetes diagnosis was a death sentence before this life-saving discovery.

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