In case you have no idea what analog insulin is, the explanation is quite simple. It refers to any type of medical insulin that represent altered forms of the hormone insulin, different from any that occur in nature but still capable of performing the same action as human insulin.
Insulin analogs are usually costly, which is why not anybody is willing to spend money on them. The situation led to a group of scientists developing what is known as the ReliOn NovoLog, which is an analog insulin that Walmart began to sell about two years ago. In fact, the drug is Walmart’s own private brand, and it’s capable of acting rapidly. But perhaps the best part is that ReliOn NovoLog has an accessible price.
ReliOn NovoLog’s price starts at $72.88
The new ReliOn NovoLog analog insulin is already available in Walmart pharmacies. The drug is purchasable in two different forms: you can get it for $72.88 per vial (meaning 10 mL each or 1,000 units), or you can opt for a package of five prefilled insulin pens (meaning FlexPens, each with 3 mL or 300 units) for $85.88.
Dr. Cheryl Pegus, the executive vice president at Walmart Health & Wellness, explained:
We know many people with diabetes struggle to manage the financial burden of this condition, and we are focused on helping by providing affordable solutions. We also know this is a condition that disproportionately impacts underserved populations. With ReliOn NovoLog® insulin, we’re adding a high-quality medication for diabetes to the already affordable ReliOn line of products and continuing our commitment to improve access and lowering cost of care.
For a person to buy the necessary treatment for diabetes over the course of one year and without counting the purchase of ReliOn NovoLog, the estimated costs exceed $9,600, according to the American Diabetes Association.
It also needs to be said that if you want to buy ReliOn NovoLog, you will need a prescription first.