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New plan for insulin reimbursement concerns Danish diabetes association

Diabetes patient association Diabetesforeningen is unhappy with the proposed changes to the insulin reimbursement scheme, which it sees as a cost-cutting exercise that fails to take patients into consideration.

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A proposal for changes to the reimbursement program for diabetes medicine has not been well-received by patient association Diabetesforeningen.

In a draft which the Reimbursement Committee has submitted to the Danish Medicines Agency, the committee suggests that it may be possible to limit reimbursement to the cheapest types of insulin, and that has ruffled feathers at Diabetesforeningen.

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