Insulin Pen Saves Thousands of Dollars

February 2008
USA Today Magazine;Feb2008, Vol. 136 Issue 2753, p13
The article discusses a study which reveals that an insulin pen is more cost-effective than a syringe. The study by Ohio State University in Columbus found that employing an insulin pen may result in fewer trips to the emergency room as well as the doctor's office. Rajesh Balkrishnan, professor of pharmacy, says syringes pose a risk of getting too much or too little of the dosage. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, estimates that 21,000,000 people in the country are diabetic.


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