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Conn. creates discount card for certain forms of Novo Nordisk insulin

A new State of Connecticut Drug Discount Program has been launched to improve insulin access to anyone living with diabetes in Connecticut – regardless of their insurance status or health care provider.

Through the program, all Connecticut residents will be able to create a personalized discount card online to obtain certain forms of Novo Nordisk insulin at 50 percent less than the retail cost. Those discount cards will be accepted at all participating Connecticut network pharmacies. To receive discounted prices, residents must simply present their card when purchasing medications.

Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo says tens of thousands of Connecticut residents depend on insulin to manage their diabetes and improve their health, yet many struggle to afford it today.  He says this prescription affordability program will be available statewide to every Connecticut resident – delivering immediate financial relief, particularly to those who remain uninsured or have prohibitively expensive health care coverage.

As state comptroller, Lembo administers the state health plan, which serves more than 200,000 state and municipal employees, retirees and their dependents. The state health plan, in partnership with CVS Caremark, has developed nationally recognized programs to reduce out-of-pocket costs to manage and treat diabetes and other chronic conditions.

To retrieve an ID card, find a participating pharmacy or learn more about the program, visit

Discounted medications available through this program include:
Novolin R 10ml vial (Discounted cost: $25)
Novolin N 10ml vial ($25)
Novolin 70/30 10ml vial ($25)
NovoLog® 10ml vial ($120)
NovoLog® PenFill Cartridge - 5x3ml ($180) 

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