Category Archives: Eli Lilly

AskNadia: I Need Free or Inexpensive Insulin

I receive many emails from people asking me to help them get access to insulin. This column is for you, the person and family member who has reached out to me for help in gaining access to free or affordable insulin. Dear PWD: Unfortunately, not everyone has access to good health insurance. For some, having … Continue reading AskNadia: I Need Free or Inexpensive Insulin

AskNadia: Blue Cross Blue Shield Will Not Cover My Humalog Insulin

Dear Nadia, My Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance company who charges me $1,235 a month, just informed me that they would no longer cover my Humalog insulin for my insulin pump in 2018. This news comes with a $565 increase in my monthly premium, starting in the new year. MS Dear MS: The pharmaceutical … Continue reading AskNadia: Blue Cross Blue Shield Will Not Cover My Humalog Insulin

BI-Lilly Alliance Creates Formidable Drug Development Combine

Pharma giants Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) and Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) have formed the BI-Lilly Diabetes Alliance, a joint effort, involving the development of several drugs aimed at treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients. The Alliance recently showed up in force at the 74th American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, June … Continue reading BI-Lilly Alliance Creates Formidable Drug Development Combine

Lilly to Address Humulin R U-500 Insulin Errors

Insulin prescription errors rank first among all prescribed drugs. In an effort to remedy this problem, Eli Lilly is developing a prefilled pen for delivering Humulin R U-500 insulin as well as collaborating on the development of a dedicated U-500 syringe. This news comes from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, which says that errors involving U-500 are … Continue reading Lilly to Address Humulin R U-500 Insulin Errors

FDA Delays Final OK for Type 2 Drug Empagliflozin

The FDA will delay allowing the type 2 drug empagliflozin to enter the U.S. market until “previously observed deficiencies” at the plant where it is manufactured are fixed. The delay does not call into question the safety or utility of the drug, which is manufactured by Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim. Empagliflozin is an SGLT-2 … Continue reading FDA Delays Final OK for Type 2 Drug Empagliflozin

Kris Freeman in Sochi: Type 1 Diabetes Skier- 4th Time Olympian

I remember first seeing Kris Freeman when he was 21 at a diabetes conference. Two years after he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Eli Lilly began sponsoring his dream of becoming an Olympic cross-country skier. During his off-season, you can find Kris at diabetes camps inspiring children to follow their dream. He is the … Continue reading Kris Freeman in Sochi: Type 1 Diabetes Skier- 4th Time Olympian

Lilly Diabetes Supports Scholarship Fund With $100,000 Donation in 2013

Students with type 1 diabetes will have more opportunity for higher education thanks to a donation from Lilly Diabetes. For the second year in a row, the organization is donating $100,000 to the Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarship fund, designed for young people living with type 1 diabetes. The donation will fund the Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow’s … Continue reading Lilly Diabetes Supports Scholarship Fund With $100,000 Donation in 2013