The latest issue of DiaTribe – research and product news for people with diabetes reports that:
Syringe and pen needle maker Becton, Dickinson and Company . . . pledged to donate five million insulin syringes and pen needles through Direct Relief, a nonprofit humanitarian medical relief organization, to over 1,000 community health centers and free clinic partners nationwide. This announcement follows Eli Lilly’s decision to broaden income eligibility for their patient assistance programs from qualifying income at or less than 200 percent to at or less than 300 percent of the US Federal Poverty Level (i.e., $44,000 or less for a family of two) . . . . BD products will be available at participating clinics beginning August 10, 2009. The company has set up a website at www.bd.com/diabetesdonation. Patients who would like to see if they quality for the Lilly program, should visit www.lilly.com/responsibility/programs.
If you’re diabetic, or care for one, DiaTribe is an excellent — and free — source of the latest research, drugs and drug trials, and gadgets, as well as online resources.