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US House of Representatives passes bill to cap insulin price

One chamber of the United States Congress has passed a bill capping diabetes patients’ out-of-pocket insulin expenses.

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The US is one step closer to securing more affordable insulin for diabetes patients, as the House of Representatives has passed the Affordable Insulin Now Act, a bill that caps patients’ cost-sharing at USD 35 for a month’s supply of insulin.

The proposal now faces the Senate, which has previously been the stage for unsuccessful attempts to pass similar bills.

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