Insulin is being sold illegally on Craigslist for a fraction of its retail price, study finds

Craigslist: a place to shop for used Ikea furniture, summer apartment sublets and … insulin?A new study by researchers at ChristianaCare and Jefferson College of Population Health found that the lifesaving diabetes medication is routinely being sold through the online marketplace for a fraction of its list price.The findings, published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Monday, speak to how the high cost of insulin has strained families and may be pushing them to risky behavior in order to get the medication at a price they can afford.Insulin must be stored at a speci…

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