You may be able to get less expensive insulin at Walmart

You may be able to get less expensive insulin at Walmart

Dave Campagna takes insulin four times every day. That was costing him a lot, even with insurance. He told Action 9 it was costing his $250 per vial and that a vial would last him one month.

But then his doctor recommended Walmart. Campagna tried it. Now, he pays less than $25 for the same amount of insulin and swears by it. "I've been on it for a year and a half and everything is under control," he said.

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Walmart is the only store that has its own brand of insulin. It's called ReliOn and everyone pays the same price: $24.88.

Novo Nordisk makes the medicine. You can get these four versions:

  • ReliOn Novolin Regular
  • ReliOn Novolin NPH
  • ReliOn Novolin 70/30 mix
  • ReliOn Novolin 70/30 mix pens (a five-pack of pens is $42.88, compared to roughly $300 for the brand name)

Novolin is human insulin.

You don't need insurance. You don't even need a prescription. But you still have to ask for it at the pharmacy counter.

In case you're skeptical, Action 9 checked: the American Diabetes Association and the U.S. FDA both recognize ReliOn as a legitimate product.

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