You Can Buy Insulin Without A Prescription, But Should You?

(By – Sarah Jane Tribble, Ideastream via Kaiser health News)

As anyone who needs insulin to treat diabetes can tell you, that usually means regular checkups at the doctor’s office to fine-tune the dosage, monitor blood-sugar levels and check for complications. But here’s a little known fact: Some forms of insulin can be bought without a prescription.

Carmen Smith did that for six years when she didn’t have health insurance, and didn’t have a primary care doctor. She bought her insulin without a prescription at WalMart. Read more…

 

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