Lilly Lowers List Price of Insulin Lispro

Effective Jan. 1 2022, the move brings the price to 2008 levels.

Eli Lilly plans to lower the list price of Insulin Lispro Injection in the United States by an additional 40% effective Jan. 1, 2022. The new list price will apply to all of Lilly’s non-branded insulins, including Insulin Lispro Injection, an alternative to Lilly’s Humalog U-100. This will bring the list price down to 2008 levels.

The new list price for Insulin Lispro Injection will be $82.41 for individual vials and $159.12 for a pack of five pens, which is 70% less than Humalog U-100 counterparts.

Patients can fill their monthly prescription for $35 through the Lilly Insulin Value Program for people with commercial insurance or who are uninsured. Last year, Lilly initiated the $35 copay program. To access this price, patients must enroll in the Lilly Insulin Value Program. Anyone with or without commercial insurance is eligible, and the program covers most Lilly insulins including all Humalog formulations.

Patients with Medicare Part D plans are not eligible for a co-pay card, but Lilly offers a separate program called the Senior Savings Model for those in Medicare Part D plans.

“Half list-priced Insulin Lispro Injection has been adopted by a third of Humalog U-100 consumers. We hope this additional 40% cut can expand affordable insulin to more people with diabetes,” David A. Ricks, Lilly’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement