Lilly commits Insulin Value Program, featuring $35 copay card, to suite of affordability solutions for people with diabetes
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), which introduced the Lilly Insulin Value Program $35 copay card in April 2020 to help people struggling financially during the COVID-19 crisis, today announced the program has been added to the company's comprehensive suite of insulin affordability solutions. Anyone with commercial insurance, and those without insurance at all, can continue filling their monthly prescription of Lilly insulins for $35 through this program.
The copay card is being added to Lilly's suite of solutions to help people with high-deductible insurance plans who otherwise face challenging out-of-pocket costs and those who don't have insurance because of their income or job status.
"No one should ever have to ration their insulin. That's why we are committed to including the copay card in our ongoing suite of solutions," said Mike Mason, president, Lilly Diabetes. "Making insulin affordable at pharmacies through programs like the Lilly Insulin Value Program helps reduce the financial burden some people face at the pharmacy counter."
The copay card can be accessed immediately through the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center. Numerous programs – such as help for people with immediate needs, automatic caps at retail pharmacies and donations to nonprofit organizations such as Lilly Cares – are helping up to 20,000 people each month access Lilly insulins at lower costs. The $35 copay card can be accessed by calling the Solution Center at (833) 808-1234 or by downloading the copay card at insulinaffordability.com.
Earlier this year, Lilly announced plans to make its insulins available through the Medicare Part D Senior Savings Model, allowing seniors to purchase their monthly prescriptions for $35. Collectively, the Lilly Insulin Value Program and Medicare Part D Senior Savings Model provide options for anyone using Lilly insulin to purchase their monthly prescription at retail pharmacies for $35 starting in January 2021.
"Shifting costs from healthy people to those with chronic conditions such as diabetes is a persistent trend that must be reversed," Mason said. "The Part D Senior Savings Model is a solution-oriented approach to a problem that has affected seniors for a long time. This program will help people living with diabetes who use insulin."
Lilly also provides penny-priced insulin to all 340B covered entities. Additionally, following the Administration's recent executive order requiring Federally Qualified Health Centers to pass 340B discount pricing for insulin onto patients, Lilly announced last week it will continue selling insulin at 340B prices to only those contract pharmacies that agree to pass discounts onto patients with no mark-ups, dispensing fees or duplicate billing.
"We've launched this awareness initiative as part of our ongoing commitment to help people using Lilly insulin access it at an affordable out-of-pocket cost," said Adrienne Brown, vice president, U.S. Connected Care & Insulins. "Although we offer several affordability programs, we know there are people who have not taken action to get help. Our goal is to encourage people who use Lilly insulin and need help to take actions that may lower their out-of-pocket costs at the pharmacy."
"Everyone in the health care community must work together to help patients understand their options if they use insulin," added Elena Rios, M.D., President and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association. "Too many people continue to face high costs because they don't have insurance, or because they have inadequate insurance. Making our communities aware of the $35 copay card and other programs available – and how to access them – will help ensure people can afford their insulin."
Other Savings Options for Patients
Terms, conditions, and limitations apply to the Lilly copay cards. Not available to those patients with government insurance such as Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Part D, TRICARE®/CHAMPUS, Medigap, DoD, or any State Patient or Pharmaceutical Assistance Program.
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Common side effects
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Important Facts About Humulin® (HUE-mu-lin) R U-500. It is also known as insulin human injection (500 units/mL).
Humulin R U-500 is a prescription insulin used in adults and children who need more than 200 units of insulin a day to control high blood sugar for their diabetes mellitus. It is more concentrated than standard insulin. It has 5 times as much insulin in each mL as standard insulin.
It is not known if Humulin R U-500 is safe and effective when used with other insulins, when used in an insulin pump, or in children. There were no studies done in children, so your doctor will give you special instructions for use in children.
Humulin R U-500 may cause serious side effects, including:
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Common side effects
The most common side effects of Humulin R U-500 include:
These are not all the possible side effects of Humulin R U-500.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effects. You can report side effects at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements about the Lilly Insulin Value Program and other insulin and glucagon affordability programs, and reflects Lilly's current beliefs. There is no guarantee that our insulin and/or glucagon affordability programs will significantly lower or cap monthly out-of-pocket costs for people who use these medicines. For further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, see Lilly's most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, Lilly undertakes no duty to update forward-looking statements to reflect events after the date of this release.
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