Trending News Today: Eli Lilly Introduces Half-Priced Generic Version of Humalog

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Eli Lilly plans to sell a lower-priced generic version of its insulin injection Humalog, which will be available at a list price 50% lower than the current price, the company announced in a press release. According to Lilly, the list price for 1 vial of Insulin Lispro, the generic version of Humalog, will be $137.35. The move comes amid growing scrutiny of the rising cost of prescription drugs, such as insulin, from lawmakers.

A new study found that adults who quit smoking a long time ago may have a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) than those who quit smoking recently, Reuters reported. According to the article, the researchers examined up to 38 years of data on more than 230,000 women, including 1528 who developed RA. Compared with women who quit smoking within the previous 5 years, women who quit smoking at least 3 decades ago were 37% less likely to develop seropositive RA, the article reported.

Amazon reportedly removed anti-vaccination documentaries from its Amazon Prime Video streaming services, CNN Business reported. According the article, the move came days after Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif) wrote an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos indicating concern that the company is “surfacing and recommending” anti-vaccination books and movies. A recent CNN Business report also highlighted the various anti-vaccine content available on the platform, the article reported.