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Civica Rx has an ambitious plan to make low-cost insulin for all Americans. But can it work?

Civica Rx has an ambitious plan to make low-cost insulin for all Americans. But can it work?

In an unconventional bid to widen access to insulin for Americans, a nonprofit announced plans Thursday to make and distribute the life-saving diabetes treatment at a low price.

Civica Rx, which was formed four years ago with philanthropic backing, expects to sell its own versions of three widely prescribed insulin brands at no more than $30 a vial, or $55 for a box of five pen cartridges, for people with or without insurance. The insulin will not become available until early 2024, though, while a manufacturing facility is completed and regulatory approvals are obtained.

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