Las Vegas diabetics call for lower insulin prices at capital - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Las Vegas diabetics call for lower insulin prices at capital

Posted: Updated:
The Nevada Legislative Building is shown in an undated image. (File) The Nevada Legislative Building is shown in an undated image. (File)
CARSON CITY, NV (AP) -

Diabetics visiting the state capital are calling on lawmakers to address growing insulin prices they say put thousands of lives at stake.

More than a dozen diabetic union members and the family of Nevadans who have died from the disease advocated for lower prices at the statehouse Wednesday.

They told reporters numerous stories of people who have suffered gravely because they could not afford insulin that in some cases has climbed above $100 a month with insurance.

Culinary Union 226 paid to fly them from Las Vegas to Carson City to rally support for Senate Bill 265.

The bill aims to mandate drugmakers reimburse patients and insurance companies who pay more for insulin than inflation would suggest they should.

Pharmaceutical representatives argue the proposal is misguided and would be ineffective.

Copyright 2017 Associated Press. All rights reserved. 

Powered by Frankly
Fox 5
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KVVU Broadcasting Corporation, Las Vegas, NV and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.