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a north looking for something they can find in the United States affordable life saving medicine the group called caravan to Canada resistance drove from Minneapolis to Ontario this weekend seeking affordable prices for insulin and raising awareness of skyrocketing costs in the U. S. ninety four dollars thirty , thirty four dollars , home how much would you pay retail %HESITATION almost four hundred dollars I bought over the counter in the U. S. %HESITATION one I would still need a prescription which he did not need here a recent study found that insulin costs in the U. S. have nearly doubled from two thousand twelve to two thousand sixteen %HESITATION my son he , old set her twenty six year old son died in twenty seventeen because the high cost of insulin forced him to ration the drugs he was rationing it because they can afford it without insurance , insulin has become a focal point amid growing average over rising drug costs in America with both Republicans and Democrats are promising to lower costs I think that you charge more here because you can if you don't have access to your insulin you don't get to live as for Smith hold she hopes for long term solutions in the U. S. like price caps anti gouging laws patent reform in transparency from pharmaceutical companies