Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. Surgeon General, avoided answering a question from a reporter on Tuesday about whether individuals without diabetes should take insulin. The question came after President Trump, who does not have diabetes, jokingly asked whether he should be taking insulin. People without diabetes who take insulin are at serious risk for seizures, coma or death.
President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that seniors with prescription drug coverage through Medicare will be eligible for lower insulin payments in 2021. The updated Part D Senior Savings Model caps co-pays for insulin at $35 a month.