Insulin Assistance Programs: Big Help Or Just A Band-Aid?
Drug makers and other stakeholders have been rolling out insulin savings programs as the high cost of insulins come under scrutiny on Capitol Hill. Sanofi announced an expanded cost-savings program during a House hearing, but one Congresswoman called them a band-aid.
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