Almost one hundred years ago researchers Banting, Best, Collip, and Macleod isolated insulin for clinical use. As reported by Amanda Foreman in the WSJ in July 2021 the researchers sold their patent rights for one dollar because they thought insulin was too vital to be exploited. She reports that insulin today is so expensive that one in four Americans skimp on their insulin dose. I worry about the children with Type 1 diabetes.

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