A Black Market for Life-Saving Insulin Thrives on Social Media

Thousands of Americans are forced to rely on an illegal network of benevolent strangers to ensure they can access a life-saving drug invented in the 1920s

A close up shot of a woman’s hand passing on an insulin pen to Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) during a town hall in 2017.
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