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  • I think that this is an extremely interesting topic. Before reading this I had never heard anything about her. I think that by bringing attention to people from history that aren’t often talked about, we are spreading the knowledge and giving them the credit they deserve. Very interesting overall.

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    How to make insulin prices sustainable?

    Before the discovery of insulin in 1921, people that had diabetes often died early. There wasn’t anything a doctor could do for a patient with diabetes, except put them on a strict diet, which led to death by starvation....

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    • This calls up something interesting called price-gouging, where sellers take advantage of increased demands for necessities by hiking up prices, often following a natural disaster. The question is… why is it called illegal when a store tries to hike up water prices after a hurricane, but it’s called capitalistic competition when pharmaceutical companies jack up prices in the wake of the diabetes epidemic? Germany has a pretty interesting policy concerning insulin and diabetes, especially considering their status as an economic peer to the U.S.

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