Families Organize Vigil Outside Eli Lilly, Demanding Lower Cost Of Insulin
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Dozens of people were protesting outside Eli Lilly headquarters Saturday night.
They’re demanding lower insulin prices.
The cost of insulin tripled from 2002 to 2013 and it has spiked every year since.
At Saturday’s vigil, several people shared stories about rationing insulin because of the price.
Erin Weaver says it killed her son.
“My mother’s heart is furious. Especially on their website when they say that Lilly cares. If Lilly cared they wouldn’t be killing their consumer base.”
Eyewitness News reached out to Lilly and they sent us a statement, saying:
“People should not have to pay the full list price for their insulin, and Lilly has taken several actions to remove that barrier. But more needs to be done to fix the health care system, and public demonstrations are an important part of that process. We will continue to push for the right reforms that can improve the system for everyone using insulin.”
There is a rally happening now at the HQ of Eli Lilly, protesting the price of insulin, which has led to several deaths.
And Nicole Smith-Holt, whose son died when he couldn’t get insulin, was just arrested
While reading the names of others who have died.pic.twitter.com/TcJKxtZ8RT
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