A group of protesters in Massachusetts flocked to Sanofi’s Cambridge office recently to demand the drugmaker lower the cost of insulin.
Antroinette Worsham, founder of nonprofit T1 Diabetes Journey, told STAT the price of insulin is a matter of life and death.
“I’m demanding Sanofi to decrease the cost of insulin,” she said. “It is a medication that all type 1 diabetics need to survive. And without it, they will die like my daughter did.”
Worsham’s daughter, Antavia Lee-Worsham, was 22 years old when she died. Worsham said her daughter struggled to pay for insulin after having aged out of an assistance program when she turned 21.
Sanofi spokesman Nicolas Kressmann said in a statement that he shared “similar concerns” with the protesters, according to the report, adding that people can call a hotline (888-847-4877) should they be unable to afford the treatment.