Table 2 Cost comparisons between U-500 and U-100 in the UK (costings from 2008)
InsulinVial sizePrice per vialPrice per mlPrice per 10 units
U-100 aspart10 ml£17.27(€19, US$24)£1.73£0.17
U-100 lispro10 ml£17.28(€19, US$24)£1.73£0.17
U-100 glargine10 ml£26.00(€29, US$36)£2.60£0.26
U-100 detemir5×3 ml cartridges£39.00(€43, US$54)£2.60£0.26
U-500 (Humulin R)20 ml£152.75(€168, US$212)£7.64£0.15