The Lancet published an article by former History of Medicine Scholarly Concentration student, Rachel Strodel. The article, co-authored by Rachel and Dr. Jeremy Greene, discusses the history of insulin price-fixing.
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Origins of the insulin crisis: how a century of price-fixing controversies affects the cost of care today
“This story contains several moments of market failure, each new failure founded on the same problem of a robust oligopoly. Breaking the chain of expensive insulin will require a means of enforcing transparency in pricing practices by an industry that has succeeded in setting these prices with little repercussion.”