Popularity of weight loss medications impact diabetes patients

May 30, 2024 – KSHB Channel 41 talked to several experts about heightened interest in certain diabetes medications that also help with weight loss. Pharmacist-In-Charge Michael Fink explained how the supply shortages are impacting our patients:

“When we’re trying to supply a patient with these medications and they’re not available, moving to an affordable product isn’t always an option for them,” Fink said.


KSHB News Headline: Are weight-loss drugs the future of medicine? Here's what KC area experts had to say.


You can read or watch KSHB’s in-depth report HERE.

KSHB: Patients, pharmacists feel relief with insulin prices lowered to $35

Kansas City, KS — KSHB stopped by Pharmacy of Grace last week to interview our Pharmacist-in-Charge Michael Fink about the new program helping cap insulin prices for Medicare patients at just $35.

Fink told reporter Elyse Shoenig about how he’s seen insulin prices skyrocketing in the last few years, and how difficult that has been for patients. This price cap will help some people, but Pharmacy of Grace is still concerned about who gets left behind. Uninsured and underinsured patients are still struggling to afford their insulin, and we want to make sure they know that Pharmacy of Grace can help. Fink told KSHB that he’s seen firsthand the powerful impact it has on patients to finally be able to afford their medications when they come to Pharmacy of Grace:

“I’ve actually had patients walk out the door crying when we’ve given them their insulin that they’re now able to take it home,” Fink said. “Instead of not being able to afford it and just refusing it at the counter.”

KSHB also interviewed one of our patients, Ralph Richardson, who needs insulin to control his diabetes. His son said that they come to Pharmacy of Grace because the insulin is significantly less expensive with us than anywhere else.

Watch the entire story on KSHB’s website: click here
A woman fills prescription bottles at a pharmacy.
Are you struggling to afford your insulin? Our Grace Meds program helps uninsured and underinsured people afford their medications, including getting insulin for a price they can afford.

We are also a full-service pharmacy open to anyone regardless of insurance status, including Medicare and fully insured patients.

Do you want to know if you’re getting the best price for your medication? Give us a call today and our friendly staff will be happy to talk you through the benefits of filling your medications with us.