Online Education | Diabetes Update 2016 - The Cost of Insulin in 2016: How Did We Get Here and What Can We Do?
This online module examines the history of insulin prices in the United States, outlines all the players responsible for developing the cost of insulin and looks at ways of assisting patients in receiving the insulin they need at prices they can afford.
Irl B. Hirsch, MD
Professor, Medicine, UWMC-Roosevelt; Medical Director, Diabetes Care Center, UWMC
Comments from lecture attendees:
"Dr. Hirsch's talk on the cost of Insulin was eye-opening and much appreciated."
"Irl Hirsch is always the highlight of any conference. His common sense, ability to get to the point, advocacy for people with diabetes and depth of knowledge are humbling."
For nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, certified diabetes educators, dietitians, nutritionists, pharmacists, social workers, health educators, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals across all settings.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
After taking this course, you will be better able to:
- Describe how the costs of insulin have increased in the US and how they are so different to other countries.
- Recognize what "PBMs" are and how they interact with pharmaceutical companies to develop the price of insulin.
- Review possible ways to assist patients in receiving the insulin they need at prices they can afford.
- 1.00 Contact hours
- 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level