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Eli Lilly (LLY) is introducing a new version of insulin called Lispro at half the list price as drug makers struggle with mounting criticism over the cost of prescription drugs, although insulin costs have generated particular anger among consumers, STAT writes. The new so-called authorized generic version of the Humalog insulin will sell for $137.35 a vial, while the list price of a five-pack of KwikPens will be $265.20. Lispro should be more affordable to the uninsured or those with high-deductible insurance plans, whose copays are typically tied to list prices.

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