02-08-2013 06:36 PM - edited 02-08-2013 06:37 PM
Why is there no generic Insulin available?
I did a little research as to why. In my case the insulin that I use, Lantus, is in a class of drugs where it is against regulations for any company to make a generic version. That's even if the patent has expired a long time ago. I hope this helps.
I'm just a guy who has had type 2 diabetes for 30+ years.
"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." – Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Latest A1C 5.4 on 7/9/13
Lipids test on 8/22/13
Total Cholesterol 132
HDL Cholesterol 45
LDL Cholesterol 68
10mg Simvastain for Cholesterol
500mg Metformin twice a day
20 Units Lantus, a long lasting insulin since June 2012
81mg Asprin once a day
40mg of Quinapril (also known as Accupril) twice a day for HBP
20mg of Lexapro once a day for depression
1mg of Doxazosin once a day at bed time for a Prostate problem
30mg of Buspirone twice a day for Anxiety
02-08-2013 07:07 PM
Artical explaining "bio-phamacuticals" Basicly, the FDA and polititians need to get off their duffs. This has been bogged down in legislation for 10 years or so.
Current A1C 5.7 :-)
Trying to control the beast with diet and exercise.
02-09-2013 03:58 PM
Nearly a decade ago, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) committed to providing guidances for approval of generic versions of two kinds of biopharmaceuticals, insulin and human growth hormone. Nearly five years ago [April 2002], the scientific staff at the FDA completed work on the insulin and human growth hormone guidances, but they have yet to be released.
It is all about MONEY.....
INSULIN ON DAY ONE AND EVERY DAY AFTER
43 YEAR DIABETIC SURVIVOR
Daughter Diagnosed Type 1 at age 4
Multiple Daily Exogenous Insulin Injections
LANTUS & HUMALOG
500mg Metformin X 3
I am not young enough to know everything.