Countries With Over the Counter Insulin


(C) #1

I am curious to know if anyone knows which countries have Insulin over the counter - you don’t need a doctor prescription, but can just walk into a pharmacy and purchase. Any experiences regarding this is helpful.

Thank you!


(Dennis J. Dacey, PwD) #2

@marooned222, insulin can be bought [probably] in all countries, including the USA, without a prescription. In the US, only rapid-acting currently needs a prescription and that is to protect the “unknowing” from harming themselves.

For instance, one may walk into Canada and purchase Humalog OTC for $30 per vial.