Civica Rx, a non-profit that manufactures generic drugs, is planning to produce generic insulin for a price of no more than $30 for a month.
For one patient, a three-month supply of insulin is $3,700 in the U.S. versus $600 in Mexico. But is it legal?
Close to 1 million people in California alone cross to Mexico annually for health care, including to buy prescription drugs.
Insulin prices tripled, then doubled again and now lists over $300 for a single vial. Most people with Type 1 diabetes need multiple vials every month to live.
His family thinks their son was rationing his insulin — using less than he needed — to try to make it last until he could afford to buy more.