Viatris shows Semglee insulin.

This July 2021 image provided by Viatris shows Semglee insulin.

 

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- The Food and Drug Administration has officially designated the first generic type of insulin. 

It's called Semglee and it was approved to be sold in the United Stated last year. The move by the FDA allows the product to be marketed as a generic version of a biological product.

This could be a health to some diabetics as insulin prices have risen steadily due to little competition. The FDA says Semglee is a safe and less expensive alternative. 

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