West Virginians Head to Canada to Find Affordable Insulin< < Back to
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A group of West Virginians have gone to Canada to find affordable insulin.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the caravan left Morgantown Sunday morning for Niagara Falls, where riders hoped to find insulin at about a tenth of the price found in the states.
The newspaper says insulin prices have been rising for the last decade, making it difficult for some to access the necessary medication, even with health insurance.
No prescription is necessary to purchase the drug in Canada, where insulin prices are reported to be about a tenth of what people have to pay in the United States.