Insulin product prescriptions now cost $35 for Minnesota residents after settlement agreement

Photo by: WDAY Radio File (Canva)
Photo by: WDAY Radio File (Canva)

(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesotans with and without insurance can now buy insulin products for $35 over the next five years due to a major settlement.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Insulin manufacturer Eli Lilly announced the details of the settlement this morning. Companies under Eli Lilly that sell insulin products must present Kwikpens, cartridges, or vial presentations at a $35 monthly prescription. This includes individuals without insurance, who will pay a maximum of $35 per month. The five year period the settlement is active begins immediately.

“This landmark settlement ensures that insulin will be affordable and accessible to every Minnesotan who needs it," said Attorney General Keith Ellison in a statement. “Due to the hard work of attorneys, investigators, and staff from the Attorney General’s Office, Minnesota has been at the forefront of holding insulin manufacturers accountable in this litigation for more than five years."

The company was sued along with two other insulin manufacturers in 2018. You can learn more about the $35 insulin products by clicking here