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Frustrated diabetics turn to internet black market for insulin


Jerry Holt – Star Tibune

Quinn Nystrom of Baxter, Minn., looked over an insulin pen the she purchased May 4, 2019, in Fort Frances, Ontario.

Abigail Hansmeyer had waited weeks for her health insurer to approve the type of insulin that works best to control her diabetes.

Finally, with her supply running low, the New Brighton woman turned to a source that many diabetics have come to depend on: the robust black market for insulin and diabetic supplies.


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